Yobe man aburam arrested for chaining, starving wife for one year

A case of murder

By Nabilu Balarabe

A 65-year-old man, Mohammed Baburam, has been arrested in Potiskum, Yobe State for allegedly chaining and starving his wife for one year.

Baburam was arrested by operatives of the Yobe Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

Spokesperson for the NSCDC Command, DSC Bala Garba, said this in Damaturu on Friday.

Images of the chained 40-year-old woman, who is a mother of four, went viral in the state, prompting residents and civil society groups to demand the immediate arrest of Baburam.

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

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“ Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect only feeds his wife once every day.

”The suspect also said that he chained his wife because she has some mental health issues,” he said.

The spokesman said the command had drafted forensic experts and a doctor to ascertain the health status of the victim.

He said that the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.


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