The Kano State police command has rescued a 32-year-old man, Ahmad Aliyu, who had been locked in a room by his father and stepmother for over seven years after accusing him of drug abuse, and allegedly left to spent days without food, water and had to eat his faeces and urine.
The victim was chained and caged after he was accused of drug abuse by his parents.
According to a police source, Mr Aliyu, who resides in Farawa Babban Layi, Mariri quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano , the victim was rescued by police and human rights groups on Thursday afternoon.
It would be recalled that a resident in the area, Rahma Muhammad alerted the police and human rights activists about Mr Aliyu’s ordeal.
However, the state image-maker of Police DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident but disclosed that they are still gathering information and will brief pressmen on the development.
The father was also arrested. Preliminary investigations revealed that “the father confessed to have locked-up the victim for three (3) years on allegation of suspected Drug-Abuse.”
The father is identified as Aminu Farawa and is in the custody of the Kano State Police Command for locking up his 30-year-old
However, the Command spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna, on Friday said that Ahmed has been rescued and admitted at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano for proper treatment.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani has ordered the case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
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