67yrs old Man locked in a room for 20yrs rescued in Kaduna by police

..Receiving medical treatment


By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The 67-year-old man locked up in a particular room for over 20 years in Kaduna has been rescued by the police.

He was rescued on Wednesday and presently receiving medical treatment, according to the police.

“The Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kaduna State police command, DSP Mohammed Jalige told journalists that thorough investigation would be conducted on the matter.

The police, it was gathered had earlier reported to Magajin Gari Police Division on the issue, adding “the Commissioner of Police directed personnel to evacuate the victim.
“CP also directed for full scale investigation of the matter to unravel the circumstances surrounding the issue and why the man was kept in isolation for this long,” he added.
PRO Jalige said that the victim, Ibrahim Ado, was first discovered by some environmental health officers under Kaduna North Local Government Area who were in the house on official duty.

According to an eye witness account, “the environmental officers visited to check some beverages stored in the house but discovered a man locked in a room.
“They locked him for almost twenty years. He did everything in the room. He was naked. The Man has turned like an animal”, witness said.

Residents of the building repeatedly fled when a police team arrived the house.

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