Officers of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP have taken 62-year-old Muhammad Ujujud into custody, for locking up his 16-year-old daughter, Fatima as punishment for her refusal to marry the man, he chose for her.
Muhammad who lives in Rinji village, Madobi Local Government Area of Kano kept his daughter in chains and imprisoned her in the house because she rejected a forced marriage.
Newsmen gathered reports that Muhammad who is the suspect, not only locked up Fatima but also locked up his other child, Shehu in a different cell in the house. It is really unfortunate that Shehu died in detention before he could get help.
NAPTIP operatives were quick to render help to the victim, Fatima who looked really pale and sick. The Operatives rushed her to a private hospital in Kano, where she is presently receiving proper medical treatment.
According to Daily Nigerian, one of Muhammad’s sons who ran away from home due to his father’s punishments, confirmed that Shehu, his sibling died of starvation while in captivity of their father.
The son who chose to speak on the condition of anonymity also disclosed that their father was presently living with their step-mother after the death of their mother few years ago.
Shehu Umar who is the State Commandant of NAPTIP has confirmed the arrest of Muhammad Ujujud while disclosing that investigations will be carried out