The wife Abia State Governor, Mrs Priscilla Otti, has said appropriate action is being undertaken to rehabilitate the inmates rescued from a baby factory located at Umunkpeyi, Nvosi, in the Isialangwa South Local Goverment Area of the state.
Mrs Otti gave the assurance when she paid an unscheduled visit to the rescued 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 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 Abia State and gave the assurance 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 a few days ago.
He disclosed that the girls, numbering about 20, were pregnant, and had undergone necessary medical tests to determine their health status.
Two suspects were arrested in connection to the criminal activity.