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In Ibadan Police rescue 10-yr-old girl imprisoned by father

A 10 year old girl had been rescued by the Oyo State police after her dad abandoned her in a room she was locked in for three days.

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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 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 that 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 suspect, who was at large. 

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