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Police rescue twin babies locked up for 3 days in Ekiti

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By Yinusa Ishola

Ekiti Police Command rescued two-year-old twin babies on Monday after being locked in a room by their mother for three days .

A statement to Ado-Ekiti by Mr. Sunday Abutu, the command’s public relations officer, said the incident occurred in Igbara-odo, in the Ekiti local government area in the southwest of the country. State.

Abutu said the command acted on a distress call from a Good Samaritan around 9.45 a.m. and rescued the babies who were without food for three days.

He said a lady, who was later identified as Joy Fatoba from Igbara-odo, locked her twin babies in her room and even threatened to kill them if someone forced her to open the door.

According to him, the command’s rapid intervention brigade (RRS), upon receipt of the information, took action, rushed to the scene and tactically rescued the two children.

He said during questioning that Fatoba said that the father of her children had left her for Calabar during the pregnancy and refused to return to take care of her and the children to this day.

“She told her interrogator that she could no longer look after on her own and for her two children recently because her hairdressing job had started to fail,” added Abutu.

The police image maker said the two-year-olds appeared to be in poor health when rescued and could not walk or stand due to dehydration and undernutrition.

He said the twins on their rescue were immediately rushed to hospital for medical examination and treatment.

Abutu said the command would ensure the safety of the children and their mother and that the investigation to unravel the circumstances of the incident had already started.

He took the opportunity to express his thanks to the Good Samaritan for willingly providing useful and timely information that led to the rescue of the babies.

Abutu urged residents to always and promptly draw the attention of the nearest police station to any suspicious event in their area or to call 08062335577.

(NAN)

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