The business of selling babies was made popular by some motherless babies’ homes run by government agencies.
The development sometime ago, made the state government to close down some of the homes and those found to be in the habit of selling the babies were arrested.
Infact, some officials in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development were fingered in the deal.
At a time, only the rich were known to be going after such babies, but when the demand increased, many people started building hostels or using their homes to keep girls who were pregnant by accident. They encouraged the girls to keep the pregnancy with a promise to be paid a certain amount of money on delivery.
Among the enticing conditions were that the pregnant girl would stay with the Madam who owns the hostel and would be taken care of until delivery of the baby and if it is a boy, would be paid N200,000 and N150,000 if it is a girl.
Before long, it because a thriving business such that some of the women who ran the business who also employed boys to be impregnating girls for them for a fee.
Some of the girl, mostly secondary school students abandoned their studies and plunged into the business of making and selling babies.
Recently, men of the Department of State Service Drs, stormed a storey-building in Atani, which was used as a baby factory. During their search, 13 pregnant girls and five boys, who served as impregnators at the baby factory, were arrested. The owner of the place is still at large.