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Published On: Thu, Nov 14th, 2019

Woman locked up in a room for 4 years rescued in Kaduna

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From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

A Group, Arrida Relief Foundation has rescued a mother of four children, Hassana Saleh from a shack-like room in Rigasa, Igabi local government area of Kaduna metropolis.
The founder of the Foundation, Hajiya Rabi Salisu Ibrahim who led the rescue team disclosed this while speaking to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to her, Hassana was locked-up by her elder brother, Lawal Saleh in the room where she has been urinating, defecating and eating for two years.
Our correspondent gathered that the police had to use a big metal to break one the padlocked used to lock her room which was in complete darkness.
It was gathered that the elder brother claimed to have locked her up because she was adamant about going to her husband’s house.
She said the victim will be taken to the hospital for proper check-up and called on other well-meaning Nigerians to come to her aid.
However, speaking to newsmen at the Police Headquarters yesterday, the victims elder brother, Lawal said, “I was helpless and did not know what to do because Hassana kept running away.”
Giving his account, he said, “I was away and when I came back, I was told that Hassana’s husband had divorced her and that she had run away.
“By the time I came back, she was found and brought to my house where I reside with my four wives and 41 children in Rigasa.
“I did my best to get medication for her, but she kept trying to run back to her former husband. She was later married to another man, but she opted out of the marriage because she wanted to go back to the father of her children.”
He said he decided to lock her up in the room because he could no longer foot the bills for her medication.

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