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33-Year-Old Man Locked In A Room For 15 Years By Dad Rescued By Police In Kano

The Kano State police command has freed a man reportedly held captive by his father for 15-years.

According to Kano Police Spokesperson Abdullahi Kiyawa, Ibrahim Lawan, had been confined to a room for 15 years. Which means he was 18 when he was locked up.


His father simply identified as “Mallam Lawan” is the chief imam of a mosque in the state.

Kiyawa said the victim was rescued at Sheka Unguwar Fulani area of Kano.

He said the 33-year-old man has since been moved to the hospital and the incident is being investigated.

The development comes three days after the command rescued Ahmad Aliyu, a man held for seven years, by his father and stepmother.

The 32-year-old man was said to have been locked up in a room by his father and stepmother.

Aliyu, a resident of Farawa Babban Layi in Mariri quarters of Kumbotso local government area in Kano, was rescued by the police and human rights groups on Thursday evening.

The victim was said to have been chained and caged after he was accused of drug abuse by his parents.

Some persons residing in the area reportedly alerted the police and human rights activists to Aliyu’s plight.

The Cable

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