Richard Ginika Izuora
The Ekiti State Police Command on Monday successfully rescued two-year old twin babies locked up in a room by their mother for three days.
Mr. Sunday Abutu, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, in a statement revealed that the incident happened in Igbara-odo, Ekiti South-West Local Government Area of the state.
He said the Command acted on a distress call by a good Samaritan at about 9:45 hours; adding that it rescued the babies who were without food for three days.
He said the twin babies were locked up by a lady, who was later identified as Joy Fatoba of Igbara-Odo. In addition, the lady had threatened to kill the babies should anyone compel her to open the door.
The Command’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS), upon the receipt of the information, swung into action; rushed to the scene and tactically rescued the two kids.
He said upon interrogation, Fatoba narrated that the father of her kids left her for Calabar during the pregnancy; adding that he had refused to return to take care of her and the kids till date.
“She told her interrogator that she could no longer fend for herself and her two kids recently; because her hair dressing work started failing,” Abutu added.
He said the two-year old kids appeared unhealthy when they were rescued; noting that they could neither walk nor stand on their own due to dehydration and under-nutrition.
He said the twins upon their rescue were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical examination and treatment.
Abutu said the Command would ensure the safety of the kids and their mother; even as investigation to unravel the circumstances of the incident had already commenced.
He extended the Command’s appreciation to the good Samaritan for volunteering the useful and timely information; which culminated to the rescuing of the babies.
Meanwhile, Abutu enjoined the residents to always and quickly draw the attention of the nearest Police Station to any suspicious happenings in their locality or call 08062335577.