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The Police in Ekiti on Monday rescued two-year-old twin babies locked up in a room by their mother for three days.
This is contained in a statement by Sunday Abutu, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, who said the incident happened in Igbara-Odo, Ekiti South-West Local Government Area.
According to Abutu, the command acted on a distress call by a good Samaritan at about 9:45 am on Monday, adding that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) rushed to the scene and secured the kids.
The suspect, identified as Joy Fatoba, is in custody, he said, disclosing further she (Fatoba) said the twins’ father travelled to Calabar during pregnancy and had refused to take care of her and the kids.
Said Abutu: “She told her interrogator that she could no longer fend for herself and her two kids recently because her hairdressing work started failing”.
Abutu noted that the kids could neither walk nor stand on their own due to dehydration and undernutrition, adding that they are currently at the hospital for medical examination and treatment, just as an investigation is ongoing.
The command urged residents to report suspicious happenings in their locality to the nearest station.