Kano state police command has rescued a 32year-old man identified as Ahmad Aliyu who was locked up in a room by his father and stepmother for seven years in Farawa Babban Layi, Mariri Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the State.
Aliyu was rescued after a video of him went showing his sad state went viral.
In the video, Aliyu looked emaciated and dehydrated.
He was said to have spent days without food and water and reportedly drank his own urine whenever he was tasty.
The police were called after he was discovered by a concerned neighbor alerted the police in Farawa and members of a non-governmental organization, Human Rights Network.
According to reports, Ahmad was “imprisoned” by his father and stepmother on the suspicion that he had started smoking and getting involved in drug consumption. The police arrested his father and stepmum and took away their victim.