THE police in Ogun State on Thursday rescued another chained child in Abeokuta, thge state capital.
This is coming just a week after nine-year-old, Korede Taiwo, was rescued by security operatives for being chained by his father. The 10-year old child, Promise Ude, was accused of stealing N4,000 by her aunt.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi , disclosed this to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi explained that policemen attached to the Adigbe Division, acting on a tip-off from neighbours, stormed the building and rescued the young girl.
The victim, according to the acting PPRO, was rescued on Thursday .
Oyeyemi said the girl was chained to a burglar proof for more than 24-hours in an uncompleted building in the area over allegation of stealing N4, 000.
The acting image maker said the suspect, who is an aunt to the victim, Mrs. Chiamaka Okafor, has since fled her home, while her husband, identified as Sunday Okafor, is in police custody.
He said the Commissioner of Police, IIiyasu Ahmed, had expressed displeasure over the incident and ordered that full investigation into the matter commence immediately.
“We had information that a 10 year-old girl by the name, Promise Ude, was chained to a burglary proof iron at an uncompleted building at Adigbe area and this led our men to the scene.
“The girl was rescued by the Police and upon interrogation, the she told us that it was her aunty that tied her on the allegation that she stole N4, 000. The aunty is on the run, while her husband who is an accomplice has been arrested and he is helping us in our investigation.
“The CP IIiyasu Ahmed has sent a serious manhunt for the fleeing aunt with the view of bringing her to justice, so as to serve as deterrents to others. The CP is not happy with the situation barely a week that one Korede Taiwo was rescued from a similar situation.
Recall that after Korede’s recue, the wife of Ogun State governor, Mrs. Funsho Amosun adopted him and promised to give him a new lease of life.