A 67-year-old man identified as, Ibrahim Ado, who was locked up in a room for over 20 years in Kaduna, has been discovered by environmental health officers of the Kaduna North Local Government Area who were in the house on official duty, and rescued by the police, in Kaduna State.

Ado was recued by the officers of the Kaduna State police command on Wednesday, 12th October, 2022.

Victim, Ibrahim Ado, and the police officers on duty

The spokesperson of the Kaduna State police command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, said the victim was first discovered by some environmental health officers who were in the house on official duty and residents of the building fled when a police team arrived at the house.

According to him, the man was found naked and locked up in a room at a house located on Bayajidda road in Kaduna.

Jalige also pointed out that the Commissioner also directed a full-scale investigation of the matter to unravel the circumstances surrounding the issue and why the man was kept in isolation for so long.

He noted that the victim had been taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Story: Asma’u Sani