A FACILITY in Ile-Ife, Osun State, where women are apparently impregnated and their babies sold off by operators has been sealed by the state government.
An undergraduate was among women rescued at the facility, which is said to be operating under the guise of an orphanage.
Also, 47 children were evacuated from building, The Nation gathered.
Women, Children and Social Affairs Commissioner, Olubukola Olaboopo and other officials of the ministry and police sealed off the facility identified as Oroyemi Elizabeth Covenant Home and Care Centre.
Olaboopo told The Nation on the phone on Saturday that government received reports on the goings-on in the building over a period of three to four years suggesting that there were some illegal activities there.
She said despite warnings by the government, the owner persisted, thus breaching the Child Right Laws, and resulting in the closure of the building.
“We have gotten several reports over a period of 3-4 years, reporting how the children in Oroyemi Elizabeth Covenant Home and Care Centre are malnourished and the environment have been very dirty and how some illegal activities have been going on more or less like a baby factory and many more allegations,” she said.
“We rescued 47 children; 10-15 adults girls are there. Those with physical disabilities,among whom is an undergraduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, were among those that were rescued. Most of them were crying, they refused to follow us but we were able to take three of them.
“As at this (yesterday) morning, the matron who is taking care of those adults just told me that it seems two of them are breastfeeding. When we interrogated them, they said they have never given birth to a child. So it means that we want to know who got them pregnant when they are not married.
“How come they are pregnant? So there are so many things underneath and the state government is still investigating.”
Just In: Fire engulfs warehouses belonging to Guinness PLC in lagos
Two warehouses belonging to Guinness PLC caught fire in Ogba, Lagos, on Thursday morning, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said.
According to a press statement put out by the Service, the fire started at about 3 am.
“A distress call was received at about 0330hrs to Wemco Road, Ogba where it was discovered on arrival that twin warehouses belonging to Guinness PLC was on fire,” the Service’s Acting Head, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye confirmed in the statement.
She said that immediately the call was received firefighters, from Alausa and Ilupeju Stations, were deployed to the scene of the incident.
Adeseye added that the cause of the inferno that gutted the warehouses, which are used for storing plastic containers and bottles, is yet to be ascertained at the moment.
While saying that the rescue operations by the firefighters to put off the fire is already at the conclusion stage, she confirmed no deaths or injuries have been recorded as a result of the incident.
8-month pregnant woman chops off her husband’s penis (PHOTO)
An 8 month pregnant wife has reportedly chops off her husband’s penis during a little quarrel.
A Twitter user, @Dr. Penking revealed that this happened on Wednesday morning the woman engaged with her husband in physical fight.
It was gathered that the woman grabbed a kitchen knife and amputated the man’s penis.
The Twitter user added: “When next you want to advocate against domestic violence, remember that it can be both ways”.
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SARS officers shoot 17-year-old about to pray; Family demands justice
The family of a 17-year-old boy simply identified as Sadiq has called on the general public to help demand Justice for their son who was allegedly shot by operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad on Monday in Abuja
The incident which happened on Monday in Abuja happened when the SARS were chasing some suspected kidnappers.
A source said the SARS officials scaled the fence of her aunt’s house and opened fire on occupants, SaharaReporters said.
She explained that Sadiq, was performing his ablution when the incident occurred. He was fired in the arm as he tried to run upon sighting the gun-wielding officers whom he took for armed robbers, she added
She said, “One of the officers shot him in the hand. Sadiq was bleeding. He handcuffed Sadiq and one of the neighbour’s son and took them into their vehicle.
“Meanwhile, the remaining officers broke the doors into the house, brought out the remaining boys and her husband and started beating them up.”
The source said she was later informed that the boys were being detained at the SARS office in Guzape where the officers claimed that they were trailing a kidnapper who had demanded for ransom money.
The lady added, “After we narrated our own side of the story, the officer realised there were some hidden facts. After clearly listening to his step mum, a senior officer asked them to release everybody.
“After going back and forth, I insisted they give us Sadiq for treatment and seeing it’s a gunshot injury and none of the hospitals will accept us without a police officer attached to us. I demanded that one of the police officers should accompany us to the hospital.
“They took Sadiq into their Hilux vehicle and drove him to National Hospital and left. The doctors told them to wait behind and submit their statement but they refused and left us there. When the bandage on Sadiq’s hand was removed, it was a gunshot injury.”
The bullet was said to have damaged Sadiq’s radius and ulna bones as well as the tendons on his wrist.
At the time of this report, the police has not released any statement or comments in respect to the incident.