Joy Fatoba was arrested in Ekiti state for allegedly locking her two-year-old twin children in a room without food for three days.


The woman was apprehended after an Ekiti State police command received a distress call from a good Samaritan who exposed the suspect’s inhumane treatment of her children.

The police rescued the children and brought them to the hospital for medical treatment, according to ASP Sunday Abutu, a spokesman for the order.

Read Abutu’s statement below,

“Today being 05/04/2021 at about 0945hrs, a distress call was received from a good Samaritan that a lady, who was later identified as Joy Fatoba of IgbaraOdo, locked up her twin babies in her room since about three days ago without food and threatened to kill them should anyone compel her to open the door.

During interrogation, the lady narrated that the father of her kids left her for Calabar during pregnancy and has refused to return to take care of her and the kids.

According to her, she could no longer fend for herself and her two kids recently because her hair dressing work started failing.

It was gathered that the two kids, who appear unhealthy, are already two years old but can neither walk nor stand on their own without support due to undernutrition. As a result the babies were immediately taken to the hospital for medical care and examination while investigation has already commenced and the Command shall ensure the safety of the kids and their Mother.”

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