By Mukhtar Yahya Usman
A man, Lukuman Audu of Kureken Sani village in Kano metropolis is being accused of torturing his four-year-old son because the son bit his father’s bride.
Kano police command told a magistrate court in Mariri that the suspect tied his son on a ceiling hook and burnt his buttocks and other parts of his body with matches and hot water then left him dangling overnight.
The prosecuting police officer said the ward head of the village, Najib Ibrahim reported the matter to the police alleging that the suspect was punishing the boy for biting his bride.
The suspected denied the charge but admitted that he has punished his son for other offences.
The presiding magistrate, Rabi Abdulkadir referred the case back to the police for further investigation and to determine the role of the bride in instigating the suspect to torture his son.
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