The Nigeria police, Imo State Command has sacked a church at MCC, Uratta in Owerri north Local Government Area of the State where new born babies are sold to wealthy Nigerians.
Young pregnant girls are kept in the church, till they give birth and the babies sold to intending buyers, The Sun quoted police source.
Michael Abattam, spokesman of the Nigeria police, Imo State Command said in a statement on Thursday.
He reveals that a actical team of the Command swooped on the hideout when one Amarachi Dioku,18 years of age from Umudurualaoka, Uba Ifakala in Mbaitoli Area of the State was declared missing.
The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, Rabiu Hussaini immediately dispatched the command’s Anti kidnapping unit, who mobilised and stormed the church, according to the statement.
A resident evangelist of the church, Ugochi Orisakwe, age 47 was arrested along side his gang members namely, Chidi Orisakwe , 34, Pauline Nwagbunwanne , 42 , Elizabeth Uzoma, 61 and Chibueze Joy, 31 years.
The victim, Dioku was however rescued unhurt with five months old pregnancy according to the police and was immediately, taken to a government hospital for treatment. She was later reunited with her parents amidst jubilation.
Evangelist Orisakwe Abattam upon interrogation, said confessed to have been using the church as a place where young girls are kept, impregnated and after delivery, the girls are paid off and their babies sold to rich and childless clients .