In a reminiscence of Ogun State tragedy where a father locked up his son for months without food, the Oyo State Police Command said on Saturday that they have rescued a 10-year-old girl who was allegedly imprisoned by her father.
The spokesman for the Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the victim was allegedly locked up in a room for three days without food by her father, who is currently at large.
He said the girl was rescued by Policemen from the Challenge Police Station.
“The Police had acted on a tip-off from neighbours. The Police responded swiftly and visited the house at Ajeigbe area, Ring Road, Ibadan.
“On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that three padlocks were used to lock the room. The locks had to be broken by the Police before the little girl could be rescued,”, Ajisebutu said.
He said the victim had been properly fed and taken to the Police clinic for medical attention.
Ajisebutu said that the case was under investigation and that efforts had been intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspect (father).