Police arrest man for chaining, enslaving his two wives in Katsina (Read Details)


It was reported that Katsina State Police Command has arrested a suspected cult member, who was identify as Samaila Musa, 30-years-old, for chaining and enslaving his two wives for a long period of time.

SP Gambo Isah, the police public relations Officer, disclosed this on Tuesday in Katsina. He added that that Musa live in Yan-Nabayye village in Rimi Local Government Area of the state.

SP Isah made it known that the suspect was arrested following a tip off.

He said in his statement that: On January 23, 2020, at about 15:30 hours, the command succeeded in arresting one Samaila Musa, who was 30-years-old, based on top off. Musa was a residence of Yan-Nabayye village, Rimi local government area of Katsina State and the suspects was a notorious member of secret cult group.

A team of policemen led by DPO, Rimi Division, uncovered the house where the suspect incarcerated his two wives and shackled them with chain in one room.

“In the course of investigation, the police discovered that the victims were having marks and signs of brutalisation on their bodies.

“They defecate in the same room where they were chained, their hair barbed for ritual purposes by the suspect.

It was also added that he usually ground pepper and put it on their private parts and eyes during their menstrual periods.

However, it was also added that the suspect also asks them to clean up semen on their clothes after having sex with them and forces them to drink the water,” he said.

Isah further said that the police also arrested one Suleiman Salisu, 35, of Yar-Tsamiya village, who was his accomplice adding that investigation is ongoing.

It was however disclosed to Newsmen when interviewed the suspect and he said that he chained them because they abuse drugs, but denied brutalising them.

It was also disclosed that one of the victims was chained for 10 weeks, while the other was chained for 10 months.

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