The Anambra State Police Command has recaptured a Baboon that injured a 13-year-old girl, after escaping from a Psychic centre in Agu-Awka area of the state.
The Police command in a statement released on Thursday 11th February 2021, confirmed that the case was reported to B’ Division Awka on 10/02/2021 around 8.am.
According to the report, the Baboon escaped from a Center for Psychic and Healing Administration, under the management of one Mrs Flora Ilonzo of Agu-Awka. The Baboon after escaping from the centre inflicted injury on one Chekwube Osita Dinma a young 13-year-old girl of same address.
According to CSP Haruna Mohammed, who is the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, said that on getting the report of the incident, the Area Commander Awka Metro ACP Yemi Ajayi and DPO B’ Division Awka visited the scene.
“The injured victim was taken to the hospital, treated and discharged while the monkey was returned to a more secure cage fo public safety.
“Consequently, the owner of the centre Mrs Ilonzo’s statement has been taken under caution and she was granted bail on self-recognition.
The statement of the victim’s father has equally been recorded and the investigation is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Command is collaborating with relevant government agencies to ensure that the animals at the Centre are securely kept properly to prevent the repeat of this kind of incident” the police statement said.