Two children allegedly locked in a toilet and subjected to inhuman treatment by their guardian have been rescued by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
The children are Wisdom Chidemi and Angel Nwoga who are nine years old respectively and reportedly lived with their guardian on the second floor of a two-storey building in FCDA quarters, Garki, Abuja.
The police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, disclosed in a statement on Saturday, that Nwoga was rescued from the apartment by operatives from Garki Police Division and Federal Fire Service.
The rescue was sequel to an alarm raised by Chidemi who was said to have escaped through the window of the apartment.
According to Mnazah, “Police operatives rescue kids subjected to inhuman treatment by guardian,’ read in part, “The guardian, Mrs Loveth Ilobi, was reported to have been subjecting the children to undue hardship and inhuman treatment.
“Information has it that she often starves the children of food and locks them up in the toilet pending her return from work late at night. The culprit has been arrested by operatives from Garki Division; investigation is on-going.”