According to reports, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Tuesday in Lagos cautioned Nigerians against the practice of harvesting babies for financial and other purposes.
NAPTIP’s Lagos Office Zonal Commander, Joseph Famakin, made the plea in Lagos when the Representative of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa in Nigeria visited his office.
Famakin, who frowned at increasing reported cases of babies and human organs harvesting in Nigeria, said that his agency was all-out to prosecute anyone who engaged in the criminal acts.
Famakin stated: “There is a new ugly trend in this country today and that is the harvesting of babies. We want those who indulge in this inhuman act to desist.
“Our investigations have revealed that babies are harvested from young pregnant girls and sold to those looking for them.
“We are also aware of the situation where human organs are harvested for money or for whatever purposes and this of utmost concern to NAPTIP.
“Nigerians should know that there is a new human trafficking law that has given more power to NAPTIP on all incidences of human trafficking.”
Famakin said that his agency was going to intensify its investigation into Nigerians and other collaborators that engage in the wicked acts.
The NAPTIP official urged members of the public to inform the agency of anyone