Police Arrest Suspected Baby Factory Syndicates In Delta

Police, Police have raided a baby factory and arrested at least six pregnant women who are allegedly planning to sell their newborn babies after delivery in Delta State.

The police said the arrest was made in Okwe community, Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state in Nigeria’s South-south region.

They revealed that a victim, Blessing Aondoseer, had reported that her husband allegedly connived with some people to take away her two weeks old baby.

The suspected baby factory syndicates were paraded on Saturday at the Police Headquarters in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

The spokesman for the Command, Celestina Kalu, said the police recorded another breakthrough when they apprehended a 74-year-old man reported to have defiled a 14-year-old girl.

The police mouthpiece said investigation was ongoing to apprehend other members of the syndicate who were at large.

He noted that the rising incidences of baby factories had added to Nigeria’s human rights issues.

Mr Kalu, however, said that the Nigeria Police was committed to ensuring that issues of child abuse and trafficking became a thing of the past.

While some of the suspects spoke about their involvement in the crime, Aondoseer claimed that her baby was taken away by her husband after delivery.

Delta Police Command Parades Ritual Suspects

Delta PoliceThe Delta State Police Command has paraded suspected ritualists who were arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for being in possession of a human hand.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Celestina Kalu, paraded the suspected ritualists alongside other suspects on Thursday in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

He disclosed that the gang were nabbed at Issele-Asaba during a stop and search session by the NDLEA for an alleged money-making ritual.

Mr Kalu hinted that the Police had through the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, carried out a sensitisation campaign against cultism.

He said that the Police highlighted the dangers of cultism as a vice in the society and the menace it can cause now and in the future.

The PPRO solicited for the continuous support of members of the public in order to free the society from all forms of vices.

According to one of the suspects who testified to have committed the crime, they were asked to get the human part by an unknown herbalist for money making rituals.

Abducted Olomoro Traditional Ruler Released

Traditional RulerThe Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, has confirmed the release of the kidnapped traditional ruler, Odio Ologbo of Olomoro Kingdom, HRM Omosioni Aghaza.

The Olomoro was abducted on Friday, February 29, from his palace and taken away in a dark-green Range Rover SUV.

According to the Police PRO, the monarch was recovered by combined efforts of Police and vigilante while conducting a guided search in a bush around Sapele area.

The victim has been escorted to his palace where he has since reunited with his family.

Meanwhile efforts are being made to arrest the miscreants.

Barely a week earlier, the traditional ruler of Ubulu-UkuObi Akaeze Ofulue the III, was found dead in the thick bush of Umunede, Ika Local Government Area after being held for about two weeks by his abductors.

Another Delta Monarch Kidnapped

deltaAnother traditional ruler in Delta State has been kidnapped.

This is barely three weeks after the kidnap and eventual killing of the monarch of Ubulu-Uku.

Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, Mrs Celestina Kalu, confirmed latest kidnap on Friday.

She said that the Odion-Ologbo of Olomoro community in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state, HRM Isaiah Aghaza I, was abducted on Friday morning from his palace and taken away in a dark-green Range Rover SUV.

She said that efforts were being made to track down the culprits.

Barely a week earlier, the traditional ruler of Ubulu-UkuObi Akaeze Ofulue the III, was found dead in the thick bush of Umunede, Ika Local Government Area after being held for about two weeks by his abductors.

Doctors Protest Kidnap Of Colleague In Delta

DoctorsSome resident doctors have staged a peaceful protest over the kidnap of their colleague last week in Delta State.

Members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara and the state’s chapter of the Medical Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) took to the Government House in Asaba on Wednesday to demand the release of Doctor Obiabo.

According to the doctors, “No fewer than 10 members of staff have been kidnapped and ransom demanded. In this particular case, the ransom of 15 million Naira has been demanded by the kidnappers before the victim is released.”

The ARD President, Dr. Innocent Okocha and the MDCAN Vice Chairman, Dr. Umuerri Ejiro, demanded the intervention of the Delta State government and other security agencies to ensure the release of their member in less than 48 hours.

Receiving the doctors on behalf of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Secretary to the State Government, Festus Agas, assured the doctors of the commitment of the present administration to safety of lives and property in the state.

The Spokesman of the Delta State Police Command, Celestina Kalu, also said that the Police was doing its best to ensure the release of the victim.

Teenage Boy Risks Amputation After Using Firecracker

firecracker-mutilates-handA teenage boy in Delta State, southern Nigeria, whose fingers were mutilated by a firecracker, faces possible amputation, doctor said on Friday.

The medical doctor of the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, Dr. Victor Osiajuma, told Channels Television that health officials were making frantic efforts to save the boys arm.

At the Children Ward of the hospital, the victim and the son of Mr James Stephen, lies in pains, hoping that the doctor could save his severely damaged arm which has already been treated and bandaged.

The victim, who wishes to remain unknown, gave an account of what actually happened and said he had been in pain since the incident occurred.

Firecracker producer usually add warnings to items to prevent abuse

The risk of using firecrackers are huge Dr. Osiajuma warned, explaining that the use of consumer fireworks could lead to devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even death.

Perhaps a lot of people are still very ignorant of the negative effects and dangers of some firecrackers, but the Delta State Police Command through its spokesman, Celestina Kalu, said frantic efforts were made before the beginning of the yuletide season to sensitise residents of Delta State on the use of firecracker, stating that it was also against the law.

Experts have warned that it is always advisable not to purchase or possess firecracker. They advised that taking out time to watch public displays of fireworks conducted by trained professionals remained the safest.

So let us celebrate ‘The Safe Way’, Keeping in mind that all fireworks are illegal.

Police Nabs Suspected Armed Robbers Including Father, 3 Sons

A distress call made to the B division of the Nigeria Police Force in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Wednesday has led to the arrest of seven suspects including a father and three sons.

The father of the three armed robbers, who harbored the criminals in his uncompleted building, was arrested after he attacked the police officers.

The distress call was made at about 3:00am, local time, by one Mr Emmanuel Ebudike of no 1 Nimo Street, Oduke layout, Asaba, who alleged that the gang of robbers broke into his house and robbed him of 72,000 Naira and several handsets.

Items recovered from the robbers were a pistol, live cartridge, phones and two unregistered Seinna cars.

Also, two of the suspected robbers were wounded with gunshots, five others claimed they were innocent.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, however, pointed out that when the police team arrived at the scene, three of the robbers jumped down and ran away while two were gunned down.

Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing and efforts are being made to intensify the arrest the other suspects who escaped.