The Police in Sokoto State has rescued a 12-year-old girl who has been identified as Joy Emmanuel. The young girl was reportedly caged and starved for about 8 months by her guardians identified as Bassey and Esther Emmanuel. It was reported that joy was locked up because of her unstable mental condition. Spokesman of the Police Command, ASP, Sanusi Abubakar revealed to journalists that the victim has been rescued.
Sanusi Abubakar also revealed that the suspects have been arrested and detained at the Dadin kowa police station. Joy was also said to have been denied food throughout the period of her confinement at Sokoto Cinema area in Sokoto North Local Government Area. It was also reported that the duo took the action because “she is mentally unstable” which was later proved to be false by the police. According to the spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, the girl was rescued on Thursday, April 13, 2021. “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,” he said.