The police have discovered that the pseudo motherless babies home located in Umuaka community of Imo State had held pregnant teenage girls hostage until they delivered their babies, with some of them allegedly bringing the pregnancy from their homes.
Initial reports of the fake orphanage claimed that a young man who was arrested with the girls was employed to get them pregnant.
The building in which the teenage girls were held was fenced with barb wires and the face of the walls had been embedded with broken bottles to prevent any attempt of escape by the pregnant teenagers.
One of the victims who spoke to Channels Television revealed that all the occupants of the home were already pregnant before they were taken into the home.
However, the victims were barred from leaving the premises until their delivery.
She revealed that the girls had been told different lies and some had been told not to take any clothes on the journey from their homes hence they had no clothes to wear on getting into the orphanage.
She also claimed that some of the girls had been told they would be taken to rich homes where their comfort is guaranteed.
The girls were promised between N50-000 to N350,000 for a baby boy and N20,000 to N320,000 for a girl.
The traditional head of Umuaka community, HRH Aloysious Orjinnaka admitted that he had known Madam 1000 (the owner of the orphanage who is now on the run) who had told him that she had ‘relations with government’.
The traditional leader also claimed, she had said that her motherless babies’ home was recognised by the government.
He denied any knowledge of the illegal business of selling babies, which Madam 1000 was running in disguise.
The Police authority have since declared Madam 1000 wanted.