She explained that the little girl was placed in her care by a relative after her biological mother died in December 2015.
Confirming the incident, Ondo State commissioner for Police Hilda Harrison said:
“Mary Mathew and her husband who alleged that the girl was possessed and thus decided to lock her outside the house. On receipt of the information, personnel attached to Juvenile Welfare Center of the police command visited the scene and met the girl in the cage as reported.
“She (the girl) was immediately rescued and taken to police clinic for medical attention while the suspects are under interrogation and will soon be charged to court.”