Why I locked 4-year-old girl in a cage for months – Suspect

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old woman, Mary Matthew, for allegedly locking away a four-year-old foster daughter in a kiosk in the bush for over five months in Imafon Village area.

According to the suspect who is a relative of the girl’s mother, the victim, Precious Michael was caged because she had witchcraft and was infected with HIV.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hilda Harrison while parading the suspect said she was arrested on the strength of the information given to the police.
She said, “Mary and her husband, who alleged that the girl was possessed, decided to lock her outside the house. On receipt of the information, the personnel attached to the Juvenile Welfare Centre of the police command visited the scene and met the girl in the cage as reported.
“She (Precious) was immediately rescued and taken to the police clinic for medical attention, while the suspects are under interrogation and will soon be charged to court.”
Olayemi Ojumu (ASP), who led the team that rescued the victim said Precious tested negative to HIV.

She said, “When we got to the village, we saw the girl with a swollen body. She was holding a loaf of bread. She had defecated on her body inside the cage where she was kept in the bush. They didn’t allow her to come out to live with them. They gave her food and water inside the cage.

“When we asked Mary about the condition of the girl, she told us that Precious’ mother died of HIV in Enugu state and she discovered that she (Precious) had been infected with HIV by her deceased mother. She said she did not want Precious to infect her own children and that was why she kept her in the cage.”

Ojumu said Precious was taken to the police clinic after her rescue. it was also gathered that Ojumu donated blood to the victim.

Precious said, “They said I am a witch and I have HIV. They put me outside.”

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