Owner of alleged baby factory remanded in prison custody in Owerri.

Owner of alleged baby factory remanded in prison custody in Owerri.

Ezuma, 67, is facing an 18-count charge for allegedly keeping 16 pregnant girls in an illegal home with the intent to sell their babies after delivery to prospective buyers.

on November 24, 2013, in Owerri for allegedly abducting a day-old baby delivered by a 19-year-old Chinaza Nnachi, in the premises of the home owned by the doctor.

Mr. Julius Onyemucheya, the prosecution counsel, said the accused committed an offence punishable under the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 as applicable in Imo.

The counsel also said

Ezuma was also charged with being

His wife, Chioma, was also arraigned with a two count charge of negligence and impersonation.

According to the charge, Chioma was alleged to have administered drugs on Nnachi thereby endangering her life because she was not qualified to administer drugs.

The counsel said the woman was not registered to practice as a nurse or midwife and should not have aided the delivery of the pregnant teenagers.

Mr. Fidelis Eziku, the defence counsel, pleaded for bail for the accused persons.

In her ruling the Magistrate, Mrs. Comfort Isiguzo, remanded the first accused in prison custody after he pleaded not guilty to the charges, while the second accused was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

The case has been adjourned till January 13, 2014, for hearing.

(NAN) 

Source: Legit.ng

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