Salisu Umar, who had been nabbed by the police, had his 16-year-old son, Sadiku Umar, locked up in a cage in Daura Katsina State for two years.
Neighbours revealed that the evil father, who feeds the boy like a “dog,” had confined him when he was 14 years old. Members of Save the Children International (SCI), an NGO, alerted the police to the boy’s rescue when they were informed.
In his words, Aminu Gambo, an SCI agent, said:
“The man told the police that he had decided to put the boy in a cage because there was no more room for him in a two-room apartment for the entire family of 15, including his 12 other children.
He was detained for a day at the Daura Police Station and then moved to the Katsina Police Headquarters and later released on the condition that the boy would no longer be subjected to such inhuman treatment”.