John, has regained freedom after she was allegedly chained by her mother
to the burglar-proof bars for about one month.
the neck and legs for habitually running away from home, which they
ascribed to mental illness.
Olubajo, was said to have gone to the backyard, where the family’s
apartment is located, to check a pumping machine when he saw the girl.
named, said the girl’s parents eventually showed up at the police
station and made statements.
up. She is about 14 years old. She was chained naked to the burglary
inside the room by the neck and legs. Policemen came to rescue the
girl. Her parents later turned themselves in at the station. They said
the girl had been a disgrace to the family.”
correspondent that he wanted to take up the matter with the parents, but
some residents prevailed on him not to.
in the apartment, adding that the condition she was could frustrate her
to commit suicide.
the burglar-proof bar, I raised the alarm. The police later got the
parents to the station and interrogated them.
almost one month. Her parents moved here a year ago. I have noticed that
their behaviour was odd. but I didn’t know they could go to the extent
of chaining the ir daughter.
eventually released the girl to them yesterday (Wednesday). The
conclusion we reached is that I want them out of my house. They also
claimed the girl is mentally ill. Even if she is mentally challenged,
was that the right way to go about it? She could have killed herself.”
home. That was why we chained her. I think she is mentally ill. We
planned to take her to a hospital this month. As I speak now, she has
fled home again.”
illness. Her parents chained her to prevent her from entering the
street, and without intention to harm her,” she added.