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Imo: Police uncover popular church used as baby factory, arrest pastor, others

Imo police uncover popular church used as baby factory, arrest pastor and others

The police in Imo state has uncovered a church used as a baby factory in the state.

A statement released by CSP Michale Abattam, spokesperson of the state police command, says on September 9, the state command’s tactical unit received an intelligence report that one Amarachi Okechukwu Dioku, 18, of Umudurualaoka Uba Ifakala Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, who was earlier reported missing on 23/5/2021, by her parents was sighted in the premises of a church located in an isolated area along MCC/Uratta road in Owerri North LGA of Imo State.

Abattam said upon receiving the information, the state Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Rabiu Hussaini psc, immediately dispatched the command’s Anti kidnapping unit, who mobilized, stormed, and condoned the church, “JESUS LIFE ASSEMBLY ” located at School Garden, Uratta in Owerri North LGA of Imo State, where the prime suspect and resident Evangelist of the church, Evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe, 47, alongside her gang members namely, Chidi Orisakwe “M” age 34 years , Pauline Nwagbunwanne “F” age 42 years , Elizabeth Uzoma “F” age 61 years and Chibueze Joy “F” age 31 years were all arrested and taken to the station.

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The spokesperson said the victim,  Miss Amarachi Okechukwu Dioku was rescued unhurt with five months old pregnancy and was immediately taken to a government hospital for treatment. She was later reunited with her parents amidst jubilation.  

”On interrogation, Evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe “F” 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  .  

Meanwhile, investigation is on going and efforts are on to arrest other members of the syndicate who are on the run.” Abattam added

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