The Ogun State Police Command on Friday said it rescued a 10-year old girl, Promise Udeh, chained by her auntie in Adigbe area of Abeokuta, the state capital.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the suspect, Chiamaka Okafor, now on the run, chained the girl after accusing her of stealing N4,000.
She was said to have been chained and kept in an uncompleted building in the area.
Mr. Oyeyemi said police swung into action after a tip-off by residents of the area, leading to the rescue of Promise.
He hinted that the victim had been transferred to Stella Obasanjo Motherless Home located in the GRA area of Abeokuta at the time of this report.
According to him, the suspect’s husband, Sunday Okafor,had been arrested.
He assured that Mrs.Okafor would be apprehended and made to face the law.
The news came nearly a week after the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps, in colloboration with the police in Ogun State, rescued a nine-year-old boy chained for weeks by his father.