The Police Command in Kano State, says it has arrested a housewife (name withheld), for allegedly incarcerating her stepson for 15-years.

The Spokesman of the Command, Mr Abdullahi Haruna, a DSP, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday in Kano.

Haruna said that the woman was arrested after the police rescued the 40-year-old victim, Ibrahim Lawan, confined by her husband (name withheld), who is now at large.

He disclosed that the command on Aug.16, at about 11:00 a.m. received report that one Ibrahim Lawan of Sheka Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, was illegally confined for 15-years by his father.

The spokesman added that the victim was confined in a dilapidated room inside the suspect’s house without proper feeding and healthcare.

“The Command’s Medical Team as well as Team of Operation PUFF-ADDER led by SP Magaji Musa, immediately swung in to action.