32-year-old man locked up in a room for 7 years rescued by police

A 32-year-old man, Ahmad Aliyu, has been rescued by the police after being locked up in a room by his father and stepmother for seven years.

Aliyu, a resident of Farawa Babban Layi in Mariri quarters of Kumbotso local government area in Kano, was rescued by the police and human rights groups on Thursday evening.

The victim was said to have been chained and caged after he was accused of drug abuse by his parents.

Some persons residing in the area reportedly alerted the police and human rights activists to Aliyu’s plight.

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Abdullahi Kiyawa, the spokesman of Kano police command, confirmed the incident.

Haruna said the police are already investigating the matter and that the victim’s parents have also been invited by for questioning.

This comes two days after the Kebbi police command rescued an 11-year-old boy who was chained and kept in an animal stall for two years allegedly by his father and his step wives, Daily Times gathered.

Nafi’u Abubakar, spokesperson for the police in the state, said the victim who has a pre-existing health condition, was taken to hospital for treatment.

“The incident happened on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

We received information that an 11-year-old boy named Jubrin Aliyu had been chained at their home for almost two years,” he said.

“We mobilised our men and rushed to their residence where we confirmed the claim as being true.

He was rescued and taken to a psychiatric hospital in Birnin Kebbi for medication.”


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