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Man who chains, starves wife in Yobe arrested – NSCDC

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By Bala Dauda, Damaturu

 

The Yobe Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it arrested a 65-year-old man, Mohammed Baburam, who chained and starved his wife in Potiskum town.

The Command’s Spokesman, DSC Bala Garba, made this known to journalists in Damaturu.

Our correspondent reports that images of the chained 40-year-old woman went viral in the state, prompting residents and civil society groups to demand the immediate arrest of the suspect.

Garba said Baburam was arrested on October 4 following a tip-off from Dabo-Aliyu Stadium area, where the suspect and his victim reside.

“ Preliminary investigation revealed that the accuse is in the habit of feeding the victim once every day. The accused is saying that the victim is not of a sound mind, that is the reason for putting the chains on her legs,” he said.

The spokesman said the command had drafted forensic experts and a doctor to ascertain the health status of the victim, adding that the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.

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