The Niger State Police Command have arrested one Malam Abubakar Mohammed, for putting his 10-years-old son, Mohammed, in chains and locking him up in the house in Minna, Niger State capital.
According to DailyTrust, the man took the action over Mohammed’s absenteeism from the UBE Primary School, Tunga in Minna, and refusal to attend Islamic school.
According to Malam Abubakar, he took the action not with the intentions to torture his son but as a corrective measures because the son, Mohammed is fond of absconding from school and keeping late nights, adding that all efforts to correct and restrain Mohammed from wandering about failed.
Malam Abubakar added that he only chained and locked Mohammed up on Wednesday morning after he went for the early morning prayers and did not see him in the mosque.
“We looked for him everywhere but couldn’t find him. In fact, he apparently did not sleep at home; so I went to where they normally hang out with his friends and saw him sleeping.
I took him home and decided to use chain to prevent him from going anywhere until I returned from a naming ceremony but when I got back, I learnt some people from the human rights have taken him,” he explained.