Her crime was that she dared to play with other children in the neighbourhood.

The couple allegedly flogged the victim with ropes, starved her of food, and locked her up in a toilet for two days.

Some residents, who found her crying in the toilet, reportedly called the attention of some policemen in the community.

Policemen from the Ibafo division, led by the Divisional Crime Officer, later arrived at the scene and rescued the victim.

It was gathered that the primary four pupil started living with the couple about four years ago when she was brought from her hometown in Owerri, Imo State.

However, she was said to have been subjected to different forms of inhuman treatment by the couple who had yet to have a child.

Most residents of Ebute Road, Ibafo, said Chioma, in particular, always tortured the victim for every offence.

The landlady of their house, Florence Sanusi, noted that cries of the victim always filled the compound each time Chioma assaulted her.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest of the suspects on Sunday.

He promised to issue a statement on the incident detailing the suspects’ statements to the police.

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