Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Ekiti State Police Command has rescued twin babies locked up in a room for three days by their mother.
The spokesman, Ekiti police command, ASP Abutu Sunday, said they received a distress call from a good Samaritan that a woman, identified as Joy Fatoba of Igbara-Odo, locked up her twin babies in her room about three days ago without food and threatened to kill them should anyone compel her to open the door.
Abutu noted that during interrogation, the woman narrated that the father of her kids left her for Calabar while she was pregnant and has refused to return to take care of her and the kids.
According to her, she could no longer fend for herself and her two kids as her hairdressing work was failing her.
“The two kids, who appear unhealthy, are already two year old but can neither walk nor stand on their own due to undernutrition,” the PPRO said.
He said the two kids were taken to hospital for medical examination and treatment while investigation has already commenced. He added that the command would ensure the safety of the kids and their mother.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Mobayo, has commended the Good Samaritan for the useful and timely information, urging everyone to always draw the attention of the nearest police station to any untoward happening observed in their localities.