A grandmother and a stepmother reportedly broke the legs and arms of two-years-old Musa, cut his tongue, removed his eye and private parts. The young boy who is currently at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, was allegedly tortured by his grandmother, Hafsatu, and stepmother, Zainab, at their home in Gulu town in the Rimin Gado Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the incidence, the Kano state police public relations officer, DSP Musa Magaji, added that the suspects were in custody. “It happened on Friday. The boy’s father came back from work late and when he saw what had happened to the child, he reported to the police.
“He said he divorced the boy’s mother and handed him over to his mother and second wife. He said it was on Friday that he discovered what both his wife and mother had done to his son. “We took him to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital. His legs and arms were broken; there was a deep cut on his private parts, he was also not seeing with one eye.
“Because he is a toddler, there is no way we can ask him what happened,” he told Punch newspaper. Also, the wife of the police commissioner, who is also the chairperson of the police officers wives’ association against child abuse, Hajiya Dikko, had reportedly intervened in the case and promised that her group would follow the case to a logical end.