The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested 67-year-old Garba Musa for putting his daughter, Ummi through inhumane conditions.
The Spokesman of the command, Adamu Shehu, who disclosed this on Wednesday in Dutse added that Garba was arrested alongside his 50-year-old wife, Aisha at Tukur Quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of the state.
He explained that the aarrest followed a report of case of violence against 25-year-old Ummi filed on May 26 with the corps by a rights activitist.
“The activist reported that he received information from the suspect’s neighbours that Ummi was locked up in a room in the house for many years.
“The victim has been rescued, even though she looked distressed, unkempt and depressed.
“The room she lived served as her toilet and her food served on bare floor, like an animal.
“The suspect claimed that his daughter was locked up in view of her metal illness,” the statement added.
It further explained that the victim was alleged to be gallivanting around, causing problem in the neighbourhood.
Shehu added that the suspect presented a hospital card obtained in 2013, 2014 and 2018 from the Psychiatric Hospital, Kazaure, where she had been referred for treatment.
He stated that preliminary investigations revealed that the victim’s mother, who separated with her husband for about 30 years, was allegedly denied access to her children staying with him.
He explained that investigation is ongoing to ascertain the mental health status of the victim.