News reported that Angela’s younger sister, 17-year-old Goodnews Akpan, recently gave birth to a child at the clinic called El Shaddai Hospital located a few metres away from the church.
Angela, was arrested on Saturday in the Sango area, ad she led police operatives on Sunday to Udoh’s church and Ajala’s clinic, where they were picked up respectively.
“The suspects run a baby factory in the Sango Ota area. We are still working to get 64 other children she has sold out,” the CP added.
However, the Akwa Ibom State pastor, denied the allegation, saying she used the church as a maternity home to assist her pregnant church members for a token.
She explained that:
“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).”
Ajala, the nurse, said she collected between N15,000 and N17,000 for each child delivery, adding that she didn’t know anything about selling of babies.
The third suspect, Angela, said:
Goodnews, a secondary school dropout, told news men that:
“My mother would not allow me stay with her so I decided to follow my sister to Lagos.”