Police have discovered a 67-year-old man, Ibrahim Ado, reportedly locked up in a room for over 20 years in Kaduna,
He was reportedly discovered by Environmental Health Officers of the Kaduna North Local Government Area who were in the house on official duty.
The spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, said the police rescued the man on Wednesday.
“The man was found naked and locked up in a room at a house located on Bayajidda road in Kaduna.
“Residents of the building fled when a police team arrived at the house,” he said.
Jalige explained that a thorough investigation would be conducted to get to the root cause of the matter.
He said, the environmental officers visited the house on Wednesday morning to check some beverages stored in the house but discovered a man locked in a room.
“The environmental officers reported to the Magajin Gari Police Division and the Commissioner of Police directed personnel to evacuate the victim,” he added.
The police spokesman pointed out that the Commissioner also directed a full-scale investigation of the matter to unravel the circumstances surrounding the issue.
Meanwhile, Jalige says, the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.
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