Police arrest man over minor’s torture
The police have arrested a man identified as Ikechukwu Morah for allegedly torturing his wife’s 15-year-old younger brother at Kubwa.
A police source told City News that the suspect was arrested after the boy’s teacher at Government Secondary School Kubwa, reported the incident at the Kubwa divisional police station.
“The teacher saw the victim in pains and when he asked him what was the matter with him he refused to answer. The teacher went close and he saw burns on the boy’s chest and it was then the teacher learnt that the uncle used hot iron to torture the boy on the chest,” the source said.
City News learnt that the victim is an orphan.
When contacted, the Kubwa DPO, CSP Nuruddeen Sabo said the suspect was arrested but released so that he could treat the victim.
“He (suspect) has confessed to the crime, saying that the boy is stubborn and he wanted to teach him a lesson. We have given him grace to treat the boy after which he will be charged to court,” Sabo added.