Woman Dies After Being Locked Up By Husband For Months Without Food

A 33-year-old housewife has died after being locked up by her husband for months without food. Sadiya Salihu, died after battling for her life at the Aunty a Nursing Home The mother of four, who got married on April 24, 2010, to a businessman called Ibrahim Yunusa Bature, was reported to have been locked up by her husband for several months without food.

Sadiya died in the late hours of Saturday after she was transferred to its Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The deceased mother broke the news of the condition her husband put her in after she paid a visit to the family after many failed attempts to reach her.

Sadiya’s mother told reporters, “I was experiencing nightmares about Sadiya for a long time and anytime I called her husband, he gave the phone to the children and they would lie when I requested to talk to her; that she was sleeping or that she was doing something else.

“At last, I traveled to Nguru. I was greeted by the children. I didn’t see their mother. So I peeped into her room through the window and behold she was there, just lying down; helpless.

“I forcefully took my daughter back home, and as you can see, she is not herself. When I inquired, I was told that the husband only fed her with  wild dove. I had to wean her 11-month-old child because of her situation.”

Ibrahim Yunusa Bature has however been confirmed arrested by the police


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