NSCDC rescues woman from 5-month house arrest in Gombe | Dailytrust

NSCDC rescues woman from 5-month house arrest in Gombe

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Gombe State at the weekend rescued a 35-year-old woman allegedly kept in captivity by her relatives at a family house for over five months.

Saratu Ayuba of Bolari quarters in Gombe metropolis was rescued following a tip off by neighbours, after they learnt of the inhuman condition she was subjected to.

She was locked up in a bedroom by her elder brothers for over five months, after she was alleged to have conceived and delivered a baby girl outside wedlock.

Witnesses said Saratu was chained and locked up alongside her two-month-old daughter inside an unhygienic, single room at their family house at Bolari quarters in the metropolis.

Saratu, who appeared visibly emaciated without proper clothing, said she was only fed with tea and bread once a day for the last five months she had been locked up in the room.

Due to her unhealthy condition, she couldn’t produce enough breast milk to feed her daughter, she said.

She said her former husband was responsible for the pregnancy, adding that he did it deliberately to force her brothers to get her back to his house. She said her former husband “mistakenly” divorced her twice.

She said she has two other children, Alkasim, 10 and Fatima, 8, from her first marriage.

However, Saratu’s elder brother, Muhammad Tajudden, told newsmen that they locked her in the room after she was diagnosed of a mental illness.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Donate or sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
UBA Plc
1007117397
Media Trust Ltd


Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410