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12-year-old Girl Kidnapped In Kwara, Found In Ekiti




A 12-year-old girl, identified as Tawa Taiwo reportedly kidnapped in Kwara State has been found in Ekiti state.

Our correspondent learned that Tawa, who was said to have been kidnapped in Ilorin, Kwara State, was found in Oye-Ekiti, headquarters of Oye local government area of Ekiti State on Monday.

She is however, being kept in safe custody at Oye-Ekiti Police Station as of the time of filing this report.

Sources said plans were on to move her to the local council for onward transfer to the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

Tawa according to a resident of the community who craved anonymity, was seen roaming the streets of Oye-Ekiti and was questioned by residents who later took her to the police station.

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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