Nigerian police raided a house in the city of Aba who allegedly became a place to force the teen - young women, to produce a baby - which later will be sold or for other purposes.
' Baby factory ' that hide behind the guise of foundations, the Cross Foundation. " We raided three days ago, following a report that reveals there are several pregnant teenage girls, aged 15-17 years who were forced to produce babies, " said the Abia State police commissioner, Bala Hassan, as published by the Telegraph, June 1, 2011.
In the house police also save 32 pregnant teenagers and arrested the owner of the house. " Based on the investigation, he confessed to selling the babies to other people who use them for ritual or other intention, " he added.
Meanwhile, a number of the victims offered to sell their baby at 25,000 and 30,000 naira or U.S. $ 192, depending on gender.
But in the hands of the seller, the babies were sold to buyers for 300 thousand to a million naira, according to opponents of the agency said human trafficking in Nigeria, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons ( NAPTIP ).
Added Hassan, owner of the ' baby factory ' will stand trial on charges of violence against children and human trafficking. Baby trafficking is illegal in Nigeria, and could be sentenced to 14 years jail.
This is not the first time police have raided Nigeria ' baby factory '. Earlier in 2008, police raided a clinic that allegedly produce babies.
Cases of violence against children and human trafficking are common in West Africa. Some children are employed in plantations, mines, factories, or domestic servants.
Other more tragic, were sent to brothels or killed and tortured for black magic rituals. ( sj )