A 47-year-old woman Peace Udoh has been arrested by the police for allegedly running a baby factory in a church. The church, Divine Yard Ministry where she is a pastor is located at Iyana Iyesi, Ota, Ogun state.
According to PUNCH, Udoh has sold 64 babies prior her arrest on Sunday by the policemen from the Lagos State Police Command. The police had been hinted about the activities of the woman.
She was arrested alongside two other women, Angela Akpan and Bukola Ajala, a nurse who had been assisting at Udoh with child delivery
The pastor referred complications to the nurse, whose clinic El Shaddai Hospital, is located few meters away from the church.
It was reported that Angela’s younger sister, Goodnews Akpan a 17-year-old, had just given birth to a child at the clinic.
However the pastor denied the allegations made against her and said she only helped in the delivery of babies and had never sold the babies. The two other suspects also denied knowing anything about the selling of babies.
Goodnews who recently had a baby there dropped out of school as a result of her pregnancy and moved to Lagos with her sister to avoid shaming in her village.
“I got pregnant in the school but none of my boyfriends was willing to take the responsibility for the pregnancy. My mother would not allow me stay with her so I decided to follow my sister to Lagos,” she added.