The Police Command in Kaduna State has invited five people to assist it in the investigation of the locking up of a 67 years old man for 20 years in Kaduna.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, stated this at the scene of the alleged offence on Wednesday.
The rescued man, Mr Ibrahim Ado, was allegedly locked up in a room in Bayajidda/Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Wednesday.
Jalige told newsmen that the incident was reported to the community health workers who were on duty in the afternoon at Bayajidda by Ibrahim Taiwo road in Kaduna.
According to him, upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, Yekini Ayoku ordered that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area should lead operatives to the scene and bring out the man.
He said the Commissioner also ordered that they should find out from the people around the area why the man was kept in a room for so long.
He said that the man had been locked up in the room for almost 20 years, where he ate, urinated and did everything.
“When we went to the scene, we found the man naked, we gave him clothes to wear and brought him out and took him to the hospital for medical evaluation,” he said.
Jalige further said that the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police also ordered a full-scale investigation to be carried out to unravel the true position and cause of the inhuman treatment of the elderly man.
He noted that investigations had been commenced by the DPO Magajin Gari Police Division, and would reveal the outcome.
He said they found five people in the area who were assisting them in the investigation process.
“We were made to understand that the man had children and a wife who was nowhere to be found, the people we met in the compound and the neighbouring houses, we believe will assist us in getting the true position of the whole scenario.”
“We will work together with the medical doctors to obtain their report on the man’s health status. What matters now is to get the man alive and make him comfortable, and we have succeeded in doing that,” Jalige said. (DailyTrust)