Police rescue twin babies locked up for three days without food in Ekiti
The police has rescued two-year-old twin babies locked up in a room by their mother for three days in Ekiti.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Sunday Abutu, disclosed this in a statement, adding that the incident happened in Igbara-Odo, Ekiti South-West Local Government Area.
Abutu said police operatives acted on a distress call by a good Samaritan at about 9:45 am on Monday.
The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) rushed to the scene and secured the kids. The suspect, identified as Joy Fatoba, is in custody.
According to him, Fatoba said the twins’ father travelled to Calabar during pregnancy and had refused to take care of her and the kids.
“She told her interrogator that she could no longer fend for herself and her two kids recently because her hairdressing work started failing.”
The Police PRO noted that the kids could neither walk nor stand on their own due to dehydration and under nutrition.
He added that the twin babies are currently at the hospital for medical examination and treatment and an investigation is ongoing.
The police command urged residents to report suspicious happenings in their locality to the nearest station.