Aliyu Umaru, the father who chained his 12-year-old son, Jibrin, for two years in Kebbi has been charged.
DAILY POST earlier reported that the boy was chained in the stall of goats for two years after he lost his biological mother.
Kebbi Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafiu Abubakar, announced this in a statement made available to reporters in the state.
He disclosed that the father tied the victim, Jibrin Aliyu because he is a patient of Down Syndrome.
The father admitted to having tied him with a rope because he had taken him to native doctors for medication and has sold some of his properties but all in vain.
The statement reads: “The Kebbi State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 9th of August 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 demise of his biological mother without treatment and feeding in their residence.
He disclosed that the young boy has been rescued and taken to Sir Yahyah hospital, where he is undergoing medical treatment.
“Our 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.
The PPRO added that the father subjected his son to such inhumane 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,” the statement added.