Ghana police find three children locked in house for years
ACCRA (REUTERS) - Ghana police are questioning a couple who locked their three children in a house in Accra for years possibly to try to protect them from society's evil, a police inspector said on Tuesday.
Police broke into the four-bedroom house in the Madina neighbourhood in Ghana's capital Accra, after a tipoff and rescued the children, aged 8, 6 and 2, who had been living in the house with their parents, a sheep, a goat and dogs.
Police arrested the man and woman, who have been released pending charges, and the children were placed with social services, said Inspector Agnes Ajo-Awuku, of the police Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit.
The children appeared confident and were not traumatised.