According to reports, the woman who was held captive and starved by her husband for a year in Nguru, Yobe State, has passed away in a hospital.
Remember how Hadiza, Sadiya’s mother, saved the middle-aged housewife after she sensed something was off when she chatted with her on the phone?
Hadiya discovered her kid appearing malnourished in Yobe state after traveling there from Kano, where she resides.
Her husband had starved her and kept her in a room for a year (read here).
Sadiya was taken by ambulance to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, where she received medical care until Saturday, November 19, when she passed away.
The Yobe State Police Command stated that Ibrahim Yunusa, Sadiya’s husband, had been arrested while acting on the warrant issued by the Nguru Senior Magistrate Court.
“The motive of this act is not known, but police have arrested Mr Ibrahim Yunusa and handed him over to the magistrate court,” DSP Dungus confirmed.
Following Sadiya’s death, Olumide Omosebi, the CEO of Gnosis Help Initiative, a non-governmental organization helping victims of domestic violence and abusive marriages, revealed that he was made aware of Sadiya’s case last year.
He said that he advised her family to break into the house and rescue their daughter.
Sadly, they delayed until one year had passed and it was already too late.
A coalition of 56 women and children rights activists have mobilized resources to pursue the case until justice is served.