Bauchi police rescue 5-year-old boy chained, locked up and starved for three days by his father

Friday, July 5, 2024 
- The Bauchi State Police Command has rescued a 5-year-old boy who was chained, locked inside a room and starved for three days by his father in the Gwallagan Mayaka area of the state. 

 Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, July 4, 2024, said the minor, Hussaini Abubakar, was rescued by a team of detectives led by CSP. Mubarak Baba following a tip-off by a neighbour and his wife. 

 According to the PPRO, the minor revealed that he was subjected to inhuman treatment by the father, Abubakar Nuhu, 50, for many days and also spent three days without food. 

 Upon arrest for child abuse, the suspect claimed that he confined his son in order to restrict him from stealing their neighbour’s valuables. 

 “On 3rd July 2024 at about 1705hrs information received from the ward head of Gwallagan Mayaka area of Bauchi that he received information from a good Samaritan a resident of his ward revealed that his wife Amina (not real name) who informed him that she saw a 5yrs old boy of their neighbours tied with a chain inside a room situated at the same address (Gwallagan Mayaka) and she immediately check-up the boy to confirm and found the boy lying tied with the chain unconscious,” the statement read. 

"On receipt of the information, a team of detectives led by CSP. Mubarak S. Baba DPO D’ Division (Dutsen Tanshi) moved to the scene and rescued the boy.

 "During interview, the victim Identified himself as Hussaini Abubakar ‘m’ 5yrs old, he revealed that he was treated inhumanely by his biological father Abubakar Nuhu ‘m’ 50yrs AKA Wanzam of Gwallagan Mayaka, he further stated that he was incarcerated with the exception of all humane treatment by the father for many days which he can not specify and also spend three days without eating.

 "Consequently, the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Auwal Musa Muhammad psc immediately directed the DPO to apprehend the offender for investigation and prosecution for the established offence.

 "During interrogation, the suspect “Abubakar Nuhu popularly known as Wanzam was arrested for the offence of Child Abuse, according to the defendant he claimed to have confined the minor “in order to restrict him from stealing their neighbour’s valuables” and he was advised to do so by a friend.

 "Furthermore, the CP directed the DPO to transfer the case to SCID and also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department to discreetly investigate the crux of the matter and other motives surrounding the dastardly act. 

"While appreciating the public for their cooperation and being vigilant to sanitize and/or pitch out the bad eggs among the productive society is highly acknowledged and encourages the public to continue supporting the Police and any other law enforcement agent in the State.

 “CP MM Auwal psc warned the General Public to desist from such acts and report any suspicious person or group attempting to commit or on the commission of such an act to the nearest Police Station or call our emergency toll numbers; 08151849417, 09053872273.”


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