The police in Oyo State on Saturday rescued a 10-year-old girl, who was allegedly locked up by her father for three days without food.
The spokesman for the police, Mr. Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that the father of the victim was currently at large.
He said that 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.
“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,” Ajisebutu said.
He said that the victim had been properly fed and taken to the police clinic for medical attention.
Ajisebutu said that the case was under investigation and that efforts had been intensified to apprehend the suspect.