Mrs. Priscilla Otti cuddles one of the inmates’ babies during the visit.
The First Lady of Abia State, Mrs. Priscilla Otti, has assured that appropriate action is being taken to rehabilitate the inmates rescued from a baby factory located at Umunkpeyi, Nvosi, in Isialangwa South LGA.
Mrs. Otti gave the assurance Tuesday when she paid an unscheduled visit to the young girls at Madonna College of Health Technology, Olokoro, Umuahia, where they are being taken care of.
The wife of the Governor, who expressed sadness and disappointment over the incident, described the development as heartbreaking, adding, however, that government was providing care temporarily for the Baby factory victims.
She regretted that such unfortunate act was being carried out in the State and assured that government would partner charity homes, churches and other stakeholders to provide necessary assistance to care for young girls and children in the State, who are being taken advantage of.
Speaking earlier, while receiving the wife of the Governor to the college, the Provost, Madonna College of Health Technology, Olokoro, Rev. Fr. Christian Anokwuru narrated that the Girls were brought to the facility following their rescue by the State government few days ago.
He disclosed that the girls numbering about 20 are pregnant, and have undergone necessary medical tests to determine their health status.
Two suspects were arrested in connection to the ugly development.