Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Mother or a Child Trafficker?

Newswatch Magazine"Precious Ogbonna, 37-year-old pastor, docked over claims that she gave birth to seven children in one year
The booming “baby factory business” in the South-East took a new dimension a few weeks ago when Precious Ogbonna, pastor of Holy Ghost Salvation Ministry, Irete, in Owerri West local government area of Imo State, was found harbouring seven babies aged between two months and one year. Ogbonna who kept the babies in her home in Umuelele, in Irete, was arrested early July by a team of police officers from the Imo State Police Command, following a tip-off by neighbours that she was in custody of babies whom she claimed she gave birth to within one year. This claim is a miracle which her neighbours felt was beyond human comprehension. Her neighbours who were amazed by her claims alerted the police officers at the Imo State Police Command who stormed her home early in July and arrested her.
Since then, Ogbonna has been detained at the Owerri Prisons while the babies were taken to the Nigerian Red Cross Society and Motherless Babies Home behind the Government House, Owerri, where they are being taken care of. However, despite her incarceration, Ogbonna has exploited all avenues to sustain her claims on the maternity of the babies and the circumstances surrounding their birth."