New facts have emerged contrary to the previous report that a young boy, Jibril Aliyu, was locked with animals and chickens for two years by his step-mother in Kebbi State.
Naija News received that Aliyu who has been confirmed to be 12-year-old was locked with the birds and domestic animals by his father, Aliyu Umaru.
Police have, however, arrested and charged Umaru to court for chaining and locking up his epileptic son in an animal stall for the space of two years, an act labelled as cruelty. Giving an update on Umaru’s arrest, the Kebbi State Police Spokesperson, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, said findings revealed that the young boy has Down Syndrome and that his father who was tired of taking him to several native doctors resolved to lock him up.
The state police mouthpiece in a statement recently released said; “The Kebbi State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 09/08/2020 at about 1440hrs, information revealed that, one Jibrin Aliyu,male, aged,12 years of Badariya area, Birnin Kebbi was tied with a rope alongside with animals and chickens for a period of two years after the demise of his biological mother without treatment and feeding in their residence,”
He added, “On the receipt of the report, detectives attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Birnin Kebbi, swiftly rushed to the scene, rescued the victim and took him to Sir Yahyah Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi for medical attention.
“In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the victim, Jibrin Aliyu is a patient of Down Syndrome and his father, Aliyu Umaru has admitted to have tied him with a rope because he had taken him to various native doctors for medication up to the extent of selling some of his properties but all in vain. Instead of his father to continue with his medication, he decided to subject him to such inhumane and degrading treatment in order to prevent him from roaming about in the town, stoning peoples’ vehicles as well as injuring himself which could lead to his death.
“In the light of the above Aliyu Umaru was found culpable of being cruel to his son and has been charged to court accordingly,” Abubakar added.
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