A 35-years-old man identified as Ibrahim Lawan, allegedly held in captivity for 15 years by his father at Sheka quarters within Kano metropolis has been rescued by the police.
A video clip circulating shows how operatives of the police in the state evacuated the man on a stretcher from an uncompleted apartment into a waiting ambulance to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.
It was reliably gathered that Lawan was 20-years-old when he was locked up in captivity.
His father simply identified as “Malam Lawan” is the chief imam of a mosque in the state.
It was gathered that the detectives attached to the Kano state Headquarters of the state Command Bompai rescued the 35 years old man around 11:45 am on Sunday.
The spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, Mr Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident in Kano on Sunday.
Abdullahi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the victim, Lawan, had since been moved to the hospital for medical attention, adding that investigation had been launched into the matter.