The Kano State Police Command has rescued a 30-year-old man, Ahmad Aliyu, who had been locked in a room by his father and stepmother for over seven years for abusing drugs.
He was locked up in a room and denied food and water for days, forcing him to eat his faeces and urine.
According to Police sources, Mr Aliyu, a resident of Farawa Babban Layi in Mariri quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area in Kano, was rescued by police and human rights groups on Thursday afternoon.
It would be recalled that a good Samaritan resident in the area, Rahma Muhammad alerted the police and human rights activists about Mr Aliyu’s plight.
However, the state Police PRO, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident. He, however, disclosed that they were still gathering information and will brief the press later.
Meanwhile, the Kano State Police Command said: “We wish to inform members of the general public that on the 13/08/2020 at about 2315hrs, information received revealed that one Aminu Farawa ‘m’ locked up his biological son, one Ahmed Aminu ‘m’ 30 years old of the same address inside his car garage within his house for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.”
According to the image-maker of the Nigeria Police, a team of Operation Puff-Adder was raised and immediately swung into action, adding that the victim was rescued and rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano and admitted.
The father was also arrested. Preliminary investigations revealed that “the father confessed to having locked-up the victim for three (3) years on allegation of suspected Drug-Abuse.”
However, the Command’s Commissioner of Police CP Habu A. Sani ordered the case to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for discreet Investigations.