The Oyo state police command says it has rescued a 10-year-old girl, who was unlawfully imprisoned by her father.
Adekunle Ajisebutu, spokesman of the command, disclosed this to reporters, saying the victim regained freedom on Saturday.
Ajisebutu told reporters that 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,” he said.
“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.”
He said that the victim had been properly fed and taken to the police clinic for medical attention.
Ajisebutu said the case was under investigation and that efforts had been intensified to apprehend the suspect.