12-yr Old Girl Kidnapped In Kwara Escapes In Ekiti

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By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

A twelve-year-old girl, Tawa Taiwo, who was reportedly kidnapped in Ilorin, Kwara State, has been found in Oye-Ekiti, the headquarters of Oye Local Government area of Ekiti State.

She was said to have escaped from her captors on Monday.

Tawa, at the time of filing this report, is being kept in safe custody at Oye-Ekiti Police Station from where he will be taken to the local council for onward transfer to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

A resident of Oye-Ekiti, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Tawa was roaming the streets of Oye-Ekiti but was questioned by residents.

The source said:“We saw her roaming around and her outlook resembled somebody that was frightened.

“Our curiosity was aroused by the fact that she was moving around at a time pupils of her age are in their various schools.

“She said her name was Tawa and her father’s name was Taiwo and that she was kidnapped from Ilorin and later abandoned at Ayede-Ekiti from where she trekked to Oye-Ekiti.”

The girl could not give further details of how her family members could be reached to reunite her with them.

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