An unidentified 32-year-old man has been rescued by the police after being locked up in a room by his father at Sheka neighborhood in Kano for 15 years.
This comes three days after one Aliyu, a resident of Farawa Babban Layi in Mariri Quarters of Kumbotso Local Government Area, was rescued by the police after being held in isolation for seven years by his parents.
Mr Farawa, a resident of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State allegedly locked up his son inside his car garage within his residence for about seven (7) years without proper feeding and health care.
The Police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna who confirmed the development on Friday said good samaritans reported the incidence leading to the rescue of the victim at about 11:15 pm on Thursday night.
DSP Haruna said upon investigation, the father confessed to have locked up Ahmed for three years on allegations of indulgencing in Drug-Abuse.
The Spokesperson said:
“The Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 13/08/2020 at about 2315hrs, information received revealed that one Aminu Farawa ‘m’ of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State 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.
“Team of Operation Puff-Adder was raised and immediately swung into action. The victim was rescued and rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano and admitted.
“The father was arrested. Preliminary investigations revealed that the father confessed to having locked-up the victim for three (3) years on allegation of suspected Drug-Abuse. Those that reported the incidence said he (the father) locked him up for 7yrs, however, the father confessed 3yrs.
“However, the Command’s Commissioner of Police, CP Habu A. Sani, ordered the Case be transferred to State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for Discreet Investigations.”
In a short video which has since gone viral, the victim, Ahmed said he was married and working and was on a visit to his dad’s house only to be locked up for no reason.
Speaking in Hausa language, he said:
“I was locked for seven years. I only came on a visit to my dad’s house only to be locked up for no reason.
“When I came I was healthy. I am hungry, I ate small Tuwo without meat. If I get spaghetti, fried egg and bread,.. I will eat.”