The 12-year-old girl who was caged and starved by her aunt has narrated her ordeal in the hands of the woman and her husband.
Officials of the Sokoto state government had gone to rescue her and taken her to a hospital where she is being checked and attended to.
Her aunt claimed that the girl was mentally ill, a claim that is disproved by preliminary tests already carried out.
The Sokoto state commissioner for Women and children Affairs , Kulu Sifawa in company of the state police commissioner Kamaldeen Okunlola and officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons visited the crime scene to get first hand information.
Visiting the victim at the Sokoto state Specialists Hospital where she is been attended to, the commissioner for women and Children affairs says the state government is taking responsibility of treating the victim and ensure she is properly recuperated.
Mrs. Sifawa call for proper investigation into the matter to assist in prosecuting the suspects in order to serve as deterrent to others engage in similar acts.
While speaking to the officials, the girl who was deprived food for 8 months, explained how the woman who she said is her father’s sister, maltreated her.
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