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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

6-year-old girl locked up for months in Osun rescued

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The Osun state police have rescued a six-year-old girl who had been locked up, malnourished and maltreated for months by her guardian in the state.

Police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

According to him, the guardian, one Olanrewaju Adenike, had been arrested, and will be punished according to the law,

“In our continued efforts to curtail criminal activities, the Osun Police Command, upon a tip-off, has arrested one Olanrewaju Adenike who subjected a minor, a six-year-old female child to serious maltreatment and child abuse.

“The emaciated little child was rescued from her predicament at Isale-Osun Area of Osogbo.

“She was locked up in a filthy abandoned apartment close to a toilet at the back of her guardian’s house without proper feeding and care for months.

“The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Olawale Olokode, advises the general public to jettison this kind of unethical behaviour exhibited and treat every child under their care with kindness, love and affection.

“The rescued child has equally been taken to the hospital for proper healthcare while an investigation is ongoing to locate the biological parents of the little child," she said.

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