Police apprehend man for abuse leading to ‘amputation’ of minor’s hands


A 50-year-old man is cooling off in Police cell in Gombe State for allegedly breaking the limbs of a 12-year-old boy leading to eventual amputation of the adolescent’s hands.
The accused, Malam Sirajo Mohammed, had been punishing the child for reportedly stealing a neighbour’s phone by tying him up causing in a terrible fracture, NAN reports.
Disclosing this to the press on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu confirmed that Mohammed’s act led to the amputation of boy’s two limbs.
Olukolu noted :“The tying of the boy’s hands was supposed to be a corrective measure taken by the suspect to discipline the victim from 0900 hours to 1800 hours of March 6.
“In the process, the victim developed injuries and complication resulting to the amputation of both limbs by medical doctors at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe to save the life of the boy,’’ Olukolu said.
The commissioner further said the state police command had also arrested a 25-year-old man, Ibrahim Umar alleged to be a specialist in robbery and stealing.
He added that Umar was said to be a specialist in stealing motorcycles from banks within Gombe metropolis.
He said the suspect was arrested and fabricated master keys used to steal motorcycles were found on him when the police searched him.

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