From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Residents of Mariri, a suburb within Kano metropolis were bewildered when police discovered the corpse of a middle-aged woman locked up in a room by her husband as punishment for alleged misbehaviour.
Police sources confirmed that the woman died after three days in solitary confinement meted out to her by her hubby.
This is bringing to four incidents of illegal imprisonment of victims by their own bloodline relatives in Kano in recent times.
Government and security agencies have expressed concern over this bizzare dimension of crime-wave in the ancient commercial city.
Police authorities have, however, vowed to use the techniques of Community Policing to uncover more of such dastard incidents which many have condemned, describing it as not only “jungle justice,” but man’s inhumanity to man.
It was learnt that the woman must have died as a result of pains and trauma she was allegedly subjected to during the three-day punishment under solitary confinement.
Police have already deposited the decomposing corpse of the victim in a mogue.
Spokesman of Kano state Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident, saying investigation is ongoing to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the ugly incident.
The AUTHORITY recalls that last Wednesday, police in Kano rescued yet another 55-year old man, held hostage by his relatives for 30 years, against his wish.
The 55-year old man was subjected in solitary confinement for 30 years because he showed signs of insanity.
The name of the victim is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filling this report Wednesday evening.
Police sources told The AUTHORITY that the victim was chained on a wood, kept in a pitiable and inhuman condition, inside uncompleted building.
The spokesman of Kano Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna who confirmed the incident hinted that the victim is currently receiving medical attention at a hospital in Rogo Local Government Area.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Habu A. Sani has ordered full investigation into the incident.
More so, last Monday, Police arrested Binta Sulaiman, for her alleged involvement in the illegal imprisonment of her step son, Ibrahim Lawan (40) for 15 years.
Binta and her husband, Lawan Sheka, who is now at large, allegedly conspired and locked up Ibrahim inside a dilapidated building at the age of 25 years, as punishment for bad behaviour.
Ibrahim, now 40 years old was kept in a pitiable condition, poorly fed, in solitary and folorn atmosphere.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer in-charge of Kano Command who released a Press Statement on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani Ahmadu,
“the Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 16 August, 2020, information received revealed that one Ibrahim Lawan, aged 40 years old of Sheka Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State was illegally confined for 15 years in a dilapidated room by his Biological father, one Lawan Sheka of the same address inside his house without proper feeding and health care.
“The Command’s Medical Team as well as Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Magaji Musa was raised and immediately swung in to action. The victim was rescued and rushed to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano and admitted.
” One suspect named Binta Sulaiman ‘f’, a step mother to the victim was arrested. Effort is in progress to arrest the father of the victim who is currently at large.
“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.
Penultimate Thursday, Ahmed Aminu (30) was rescued from the hands of his own father Aminu Farawa who locked up his son inside a car garage for seven years, as punishment for allegedly smoking Marijuana.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna said, “the Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the August 13, information received revealed that one Aminu Farawa of Farawa Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State, locked up his biological son, one Ahmed Aminu, 30 years old of the same address inside his car garage within his house for about seven years without proper feeding and health care.
“A Team of Operation Puff-Adder was raised and immediately swung in to 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 have locked-up the victim for three years on allegation of suspected Drug-Abuse.