PHOTOS: Father who chained his four-year-old son to two building blocks arrested in Kaduna
A father is currently in police net in Kaduna State after he was found to have chained the hands and legs of his four-year-old son between two blocks inside his apartment.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The father, Umar Salihu, who was said to be unemployed, was arrested by officials of the state government on Wednesday, June 24, at his residence in Badikko, Kaduna South Local Government Area of the state, following a tip-off by residents of the area.
According to the Kaduna State Ministry of Humanitarian Services and Social Development on its Twitter handle, during the man's arrest, the four-year-old boy was discovered chained between two blocks with a fractured thigh and his hands and legs were tied.
It was gathered that the ministry, upon the information received, went to the scene of the incident alongside men of the Nigerian Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), where Salihu, who was said to have hailed from Soba Local Government Area of the state was arrested.
The boy was eventually untied from the two blocks and some officials of the ministry took him to a hospital for treatment while the father was arrested and taken to the police station in Badikko where he is currently facing interrogation.
According to the ministry in its twitter handle: "The ministry in collaboration with policemen and the NSCDC has rescued a boy who has been physically abused by his father.
"At the time of rescue, the boy was discovered chained between two blocks with a fractured thigh and tied hands and legs.
"The security operatives have since arrested the father for interrogation and immediate prosecution.
"The man, Umar Salihu, hails from Soba LGA (resident in Badikko, Kaduna South). Kaduna State government does not take violence against children lightly and will protect children at all costs."