NSCDC Clamps Down On Baby Selling Clinic

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have rescued a three-day-old baby while carrying out a raided on Moonlight Maternity home, an illegal clinic in Enugu, where babies from unwanted pregnancies sold.

 

The 74-year old proprietor of the clinic, Ben Agbo, has been arrested after admitting he had been operating the clinic for over nine years, selling babies to those in need under a humanitarian service of the clinic.

 

Also, a nurse working with him was arrested.




     

     

     

    The state NSCDC commander, Nathaniel Ubong, while parading the suspects, said they were arrested following a surveillance mounted by his men around the maternity home after a tip off by a patriotic citizen on the illicit activities going on at the maternity home.

     

    Ubong said he became more curious when it was discovered that the said maternity home was not on the list of hospitals submitted to his unit by ministry of gender affairs as among those accredited for child fostering in the state.

     

    He said his men recovered some vital documents relating to past sales of babies by the clinic under the guise of child fostering which the doctor had no authority to conduct.

     

    Agbo told newsmen that although his clinic was not accredited to conduct child fostering, he was using it to render humanitarian services to couples who were finding it hard to produce babies of their own.

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