The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Yobe State chapter, has confirmed the arrest of a 65-year-old man, Mohammed Baburam, who allegedly chained and starved his wife for one year in Potiskum.
The Command’s spokesman, Bala Garba, made this known in an interview with the newsmen in Damaturu.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 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.
According to the spokesman, he said the command had forensic specialists and a physician enlisted to determine the victim’s state of health.