The police command in Oyo State on Saturday rescued a 10-year-old girl, who was allegedly unlawfully imprisoned by her father, the spokesman for the police, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu,  said.

Ajisebutu told newsmen that the victim was allegedly locked up in a room for three days without food by her father, who was currently at large.

He said that the girl was rescued by policemen from the Challenge Police Station.

“The police had acted on a tip-off from neighbors. 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 further added  that the rescued girl has been given good food and taken to the police clinic for medical attention.

Ajisebutu said that the case is still under investigation and that the police are making a concerted effort to apprehend the suspect, the father of the girl who is at large and any other person who may have known about the crime .


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