Gloria Ogbu

Men of the Kaduna State Police Command have rescued a 67-year-old man, Ibrahim Ado who was locked up in a room for over 20 years in Kaduna.

According to report, the man was found naked and locked up in a room at a house on Bayajidda road in Kaduna.

It was also gathered that residents of the building fled when a police team arrived at the house.

The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed his rescue told Newsmen that a thorough investigation would be conducted on the matter.

According to him, the victim, Ibrahim Ado, was first discovered by some environmental health officers who were in the house on official duty.

He said “They reported to the Magajin Gari Police Division, and the Commissioner of Police directed personnel to evacuate the victim. He also directed for a full-scale investigation of the matter to unravel the circumstances surrounding the issue and why the man was kept in isolation for this long.”

Mr Jalige noted that the victim had been taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

On his part, the Spokesperson of Environmental health, said: “We found that he was in an uncomfortable position. The odour coming out from the room was unbearable. Later, we broke the room and brought him out. He was behaving like an animal. It was then we learnt that he was kept in the room for twenty years. We also found out he was fed in the room. He urinates and passed his faeces in the same room.”