13- year -old boy t0rtured by soldier commits sui-cide in Kaduna | Read Details 


13- year -old boy t0rtured by soldier commits sui-cide in Kaduna | Read Details 

One Wisdom Hashimu, aged 13, has reportedly committed suicid-e in the Ungwan Maigero Community in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State after he was tortu-red.

The incident reportedly happened on Thursday, June 7, after a soldier and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the area tortured the deceased for allegedly stealing N10,000.

According to reports, a 16-year-old neighbour identified as Hope, falsely accused Hashimu of stealing her money on June 1. She invited her boyfriend, who is a serving soldier at Bodi Camp in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, identified as Segun Samson.

Samson took the deceased and the accuser’s brother to Civilian JTF office where Wisdom was beaten to pulp.

Tragedy however struck on Thursday, June 6, after Wisdom’s lifeless body was found han-ging on a noose at the back of their compound.

Speaking to journalists, Wisdom’s father, Mr Saul, said:

“Rather than report to the police, the soldier was said to have dragged Wisdom and Hope’s brother, both accused of stealing the money, to the civilian JTF office.


“At the civilian JTF office, Wisdom was severely beaten to the point where he was unable to walk. He returned home after receiving medical attention.”

“But, beyond my wildest imagination, the Civilian JTF only beat Wisdom to the point of coma while Hope’s younger brother was spared and returned home unscathed.

“After interrogation at home, her (Hope’s) younger brother confessed to the crime. When he was searched, N9,000 was found in his pocket, and he said he had spent N1,000 already.”


The family is asking for justice over the torture that supposedly led to the suicide committed by their late son.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mansir Hassan, said investigation had begun into the matter.


“An investigation has since commenced. The Commissioner of Police has directed the Department of Criminal Investigation to take full charge of the case and whosoever is involved will be brought to justice.”