17-year-old woman rescued by the Nigerian Police after she was starved, overwhelmed, and imprisoned in a goat pen by her aunt in Plateau

Police rescue a 17-year-old woman allegedly starved, overwhelmed, and imprisoned in a goat pen by her aunt in Plateau.

A 17-year-old, allegedly saved captive in a goat cage by her aunt for greater than every week in Rikkos, Jos North Native Authorities Space of the state, has been rescued by the Plateau State Police Command.

She was saved after a neighbor notified Jos’ Nationwide Human Rights Fee, who then referred to as the police.

In keeping with The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN), the aunt was all the time abusing and ravenous the woman, who was an orphan.

On Friday, November 18, 2022, Mrs. Grace Pam, the Plateau coordinator of the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, issued an announcement confirming the woman’s rescue.

In her phrases;

“The fee obtained data from an nameless complainant that the woman was locked up on the balcony of a home by her aunt. She was residing together with her grandmother earlier than she got here to the aunt’s home as a result of the grandmother was in poor health and couldn’t proceed to look after her.

The complainant alleged that the aunt traveled for near every week and left the woman with out meals. Investigation revealed that the woman was really malnourished and had scars on her palms, neck, and different components of her physique.

The marks resulted from incessant beatings she obtained from her aunt. The matter was reported to the police the place the aunt’s assertion was taken upon return from her journey.

The woman has been supplied with non permanent shelter till she recovers. We additionally discovered that the orphan woman was by no means allowed to exit, however was locked up in the home and never fed. She has been taken to hospital by one in all our companions to make sure correct medical care”

Pam lamented the current rise in incidents of kid abuse and appealed with residents to cease abuses, stating that “as we converse, there’s a case of one other sufferer, a nine-year-old woman, who got here to stick with her aunt barely two months in the past.

We needed to rescue her on Thursday from her aunt; she beat her mercilessly, however thank God, she didn’t get her blind, however bought her injured within the eye. We took her to the hospital on Friday with scars ensuing from severe beatings.

When our employees went there, she was locked up in a zinc home the place the aunt retains her goats. The woman is wanting ahead to going again to her dad and mom” she stated.

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