Evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe, 47, and four others have been detained by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly exploiting a church as a baby factory.
The suspect, together with her gang members Chidi Orisakwe, 34, Pauline Nwagbunwanne, 42, Elizabeth Uzoma, 61, and Chibueze Joy, 31, was apprehended by command operatives.
The crime was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Rabiu Hussaini, in a release issued by the command spokesperson, Micheal Abattam, on Thursday.
“Sequel to credible information received on 8/9/2021 at about 08:30 hours by the Imo State Command’s tactical unit, that one Amarachi Okechukwu Dioku female age 18 years, of Umudurualaoka Uba Ifakala Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, who was previously reported missing on 23/5/2021 by her parents, was sighted in the premises of a church located in an isolating area,” the police CP said.
The Commissioner of Police immediately dispatched the command’s Anti-kidnapping unit, which 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, Evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe, was arrested.
The victim, Miss Amarachi Okechukwu Dioku, was rescued unharmed with a five-month-old pregnancy and was transferred to a government hospital for treatment, according to the CP. She was later reunited with her parents, who were overjoyed.
He then cautions anyone or organization involved in kidnapping, baby factory or child trafficking to flee the state since the Command has implemented a rigorous approach that will result in their immediate arrest.