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Operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says the Imo state Command has rescued five pregnant teenagers suspected to be victims of child trafficking.

In a statement on Sunday 17,September,2023 Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy of NDLEA Headquarters Abuja explained that  operatives of Imo state command on patrol along Aba-Owerri expressway on Wednesday 13th September intercepted five pregnant teenage girls suspected to be victims of child trafficking used as baby factory. 

Mr Babafemi said the pregnant teenagers were picked up while being relocated from their hideout in Naze area of Owerri to Ikenegbu area of the state capital.

The NDLEA spokesperson listed the names of the victims as 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. 

He said 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. 

The Spokesperson of NDLEA disclosed that a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday 13th September sentenced to five years imprisonment a drug dealer, Segun Odeyemi for trafficking and dealing in 3,842 kilograms of skunk. He was arrested on Saturday 1st July while conveying 89 jumbo bags of the illicit substance in his truck around Eleganza area of Ajah, Lekki. He was subsequently charged in suit number FHC/L/388C/2023 presided over by Justice Akintayo Aluko.

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