A 10-year-old girl was on Saturday, November 5, 2016 rescued by Police operatives in Oyo State from where her father locked her up for days without food.
The man had taken to his heels and is nowhere to be found as at the time if filing this report, even though the police have launched a manhunt to apprehend him.
Addressing journalists shortly after the rescue, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the victim was allegedly locked up in a room for three days until some officials from the Challenge Police Station came to her rescue.
He said: “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 further stated that the victim had been properly fed and taken to the police clinic for medical attention.
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