Sokoto Police Rescue 12 Yr Old Girl Caged And Starved For 8 Months


The Sokoto State Police Command have rescued a 12-year-old girl, Joy Emmanuel, caged for eight months by her guardians identified as Bassey and Esther Emmanuel at their home in the Sokoto Cinema area in Sokoto North Local Government Area.

IgbereTV reports that Joy was locked up and deprived of food because of her unstable mental condition.

Sokoto Police Rescue 12 Yr Old Girl Caged And Starved For 8 Months (Photos) Sokoto Police Rescue 12 Yr Old Girl Caged And Starved For 8 Months (Photos)

Sokoto State Police Command spokesman, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, who confirmed the incident to neswmen said the victim was rescued on Thursday, May 13 while the suspects were arrested and detained at the Dadin Kowa police station.

He said;

“They kept the girl in a cage at their compound and starved her of food for eight months.

When our men broke the door of the cage, the girl was too frail to walk because she was emaciated. We met her in a very horrible situation, urinating and excreting inside the cage.

The girl was taken to the specialist’s hospital for treatment.

ASP Abubakar said the victim and the suspects would be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) where further action would be taken.

 

12 Yr Old Girl Caged And Starved For 8 Months 

By Olalekan Awodehinde

Olalekan Awodehinde is a seasoned investigative reporter.

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