Women held and ‘raped in baby factories’ so children can be sold for £1,000 each

Police say they were made to work as prostitutes until they fell pregnant (Picture: Reuters)

Nineteen pregnant mothers and four children have been saved from a suspected baby factory in Nigeria.

Investigators claim the boys were going to be sold for £1,000 and the girls for £700 on the black market. They say the women were lured into the factories in Lagos with the promise of domestic work before being made to work as prostitutes and forcibly impregnated

One woman was told she would be ‘paid handsomely’ and released if she carried the baby to term. Police raided four properties in the city on Monday and arrested untrained nurses Happiness Ukwuoma, 40 and Sherifat Ipeya, 54.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.