Peace Udoh, a female pastor at Divine Yard Deliverance Ministry In Iyana Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State was reported to have sold 64 babies before her arrested by the acted operatives from Lagos Police Command.
The Pastor operates with another two persons named Angela Akpan and Mrs Bukola Ajala, a nurse who assisted in childbirth at Udoh's church.
According to report, Pastor Udoh usually transferred any people with complicated cases to Mrs Bukola Ajala Clinic, El Shaddia Hospital which is closed to the church.
While a 17-year-old girl Goodnews Akpan, the younger sister of Angela just gave birth to a child at the El Shaddia Hospital, which leads to the disclosed of their evil deed.
Goodnews was a secondary school dropout, who got pregnant during her school time, while none of her boyfriend claimed responsibly for her pregnant.
Goodnews reports that Angela did not told her of the plan to sell her baby, claiming that she followed her to Lagos to avoid being mocked in their village at Akwa Ibom.
She stated: “I got pregnant in the school but none of my boyfriends was willing to take the responsibility for the pregnancy.
“My mother would not allow me stay with her so I decided to follow my sister to Lagos,” she added.
Angela, the elder sister of the victim was captured on Saturday at Sango area, while following her arrests, she leads the police operatives to Udoh's church and Mrs Ajala clinic on Sunday.
Fatia Owoseni, the Commissioner of Police at Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja stated that the operatives received intelligence reports that Udoh needs a buyer for the new born baby, while they take quick action over the case.
Mr. Owoseni noted: “The suspects run a baby factory in the Sango Ota area. We are still working to get 64 other children she has sold out,”
When Investigating the three suspects, the pastor said she used the church as a maternity home to assist church members who are pregnant and received a token from them.
Pastor Udoh said, “I have been a pastor for 13 years. I only assisted my church members during childbirth. I take delivery of 13 to 15 babies every year and I have handled over 60 cases so far. I don't sell the babies.
“Whenever I have a complicated case, I refer the patient to the nurse and we share the money she collects for the service. Angela brought her sister to me in July. She gave birth on November 16 at the nurse's clinic and she was discharged. I was surprised when the police came to arrest me yesterday (Sunday).”
While Angela the sister of the victim said: “I am from Abak in Akwa Ibom. I took my sister from our village to the pastor when her pregnancy was four months. She was there until she gave birth in November and I paid N17,000. I didn't intend to sell her child and I have never sold any child before.”
However, Mrs. Ajala explained that she collected N15, 000 or N17,000 for each child delivery, saying that she know nothing about selling of babies.
The Police Command make it known that investigation is still carrying on, ones it complete the suspects would be drag to court.