Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted five pregnant teenage girls in Imo State.
The pregnant teenage girls suspected to be victims of child trafficking and used as baby factory were intercepted by a patrol team of NDLEA on Aba-Owerri expressway on Wednesday, September 13th.
Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi disclosed in a statement on Sunday.
” They were picked up while being relocated from their hideout in Naze area of Owerri to Ikenegbu area of the state capital,” he said.
According to the NDLEA, the victims include: Chioma Emmanuel, 15; Uma Faith, 15; Divine Adimonye, 17; Opara Gift, 15; and Amarachi Mbata, 16.
” In their statements, they claimed they didn’t know the men who impregnated them.
“The Imo state command of the Agency has since been directed to hand them over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP ) , for further investigations,” Babafemi said. (vitalnewsngr.com)