nurses are trained to provide health care services that will make their patients attain and maintain quality of life, a Port Harcourt based nurse, Kelechi Okamgba, 37, has instead chosen to prey on her clients, who are only pregnant young ladies, by housing them till delivery and facilitating the sale of their babies.
Her game for which she takes a cut of between N70,000 and N80,000 however came to an end on March 19, men of the Rumuolumeni Police Station in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Kingsley Chukwueggu, stormed her ‘baby factory’.
At the end of the operation, which was carried out at 11am, five ladies, including four pregnant girls, were arrested. The pregnant girls were: Obianuju Nze (22), Chinemerum Orji (18), Josephine Chimena (33) and Chidinma Ndukwe (17).
Saturday Sun gathered that the pregnant girls had gone there to mortgage their pregnancies and for possible sale to their identified customers.
Okamgba, who is a native of Obioma-Ngwa in Abia State, but resident in Port Harcourt admitted in her confession her involvement in the business. She told Saturday Sun that her duty as a trained nurse was to take care of the women in her house till they were due for delivery. According to her, on agreement, the women after negotiating with the baby buyers, would pay her between N70, 000 and N80,000 to settle the bill for their accommodation, feeding and medical treatment.
In her words, “The women, some of their boyfriends bring them. They (boyfriends) find and negotiate the baby buyer themselves. The buyer(s), at the delivery of the baby, will settle them. I, will then give them bill for feeding, accommodation and treatment. That is the reason they are under my care”.
Pointing at one of the pregnant women, Okamgba said: “Like this one, the female buyer they brought pumped her belly. She has already negotiated with the woman and her boyfriend and after everything, I will give them my bill. Sometimes, I collect N80, 000 or N70, 000 from them”, she confessed.