Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have arrested a middle-aged simply identified as Samalia for chaining his wives and subjecting them to inhumane treatment in Katsina state.
The wives identified as Fatima Salisu and Hadiza Musa have been chained by their husband for over 10months in his home situated in Yannadabaiyye village in the Rimi Local Government Area of the state.
According to the police, Samaila’s evil deeds came to light when Hadiza’s mother paid them a surprise visit.
Hadiza’s mother did not see her daughter but pleaded with the husband, Samaila to take away a sewing machine she bought for her daughter since she is not using it.
Samaila did not allow her mother in law to take the machine which eventually degenerated into a fight.
This prompted Hadiza’s mother to report the assault to the police at Rimi Police Headquarters.
The officers immediately went to effect Samaila’s arrest. It was during the arrest that Fatima and Hadiza were found in chains.
In the course of interrogation, Fatima revealed that she has been in chains for 10 months while Hadiza came in two weeks ago and was also placed under chains.
The women told the police that their husband used electric wires to beat them, cut their nails, shave their pubic hair and used it to form a concoction which he forced them to drink.
They told the police that their husband had sex with them whenever he liked in the full glare of the other wife. The women said they had no idea what their husband does for a living but knew he always returned with wads of N500 notes.
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, SP Gambo Isah confirmed Samaila’s arrest and said the matter is currently being investigated.