12-year-old girl kidnapped in Kwara, rescued in Ekiti

Kidnapped girl, 12, found wandering on street in Kwara; narrates how she got there
|A twelve-year-old girl, Tawa Taiwo, who was reportedly kidnapped in Ilorin, Kwara state, has been found in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state after escaping from her captors on Monday.
Daily Trust learnt on Tuesday that the girl is presently being kept in the custody of police officers at Oye-Ekiti Police Station from where she will be taken to the local council for onward transfer to the state’s Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
Our correspondent gathered from a resident of Oye-Ekiti that 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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