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13-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide After Soldier, Others Torture Him Over Alleged #10,000 Theft

A 13-year-old boy has committed suicide after allegedly being brutalized for theft.

The boy, identified as Wisdom Hashimu was said to have stole a sum of #10,000 in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He was said to have been living with his parents on Lafiya Sarki street in the same LGA, and was said to have stolen the money from his neighbor, Hope, a 16-year-old girl, who reportedly invited her boyfriend and a serving soldier, identified as Segun Samson who is serving at Bodi Camp in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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Wisdom, who was writing his junior secondary school examination was said to have been dragged, alongside with Hope’s brother to the civilian JTF office on June 1, 2024.

At the civilian JTF office, Wisdom was said to have been severely beaten to the point where he was unable to walk

He returned home after receiving medical treatment, and on Thursday, June 6th, 2024, his lifeless body was found hanging on a noose at the back of their compound when his parents were not around.

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Narrating what happened to the Channels Television, his grieving father called on the authorities to ensure that justice is served.

“On 1st of June, 2024, I was in Zaria when I received information that Wisdom was alleged of stealing my neighbour’s daughter (Miss Hope Danladi)’s N1000,” he said.

“I was further told that the Civilian JTF took the law into their own hands and beat Wisdom. But, beyond my wildest imagination, the Civilian JTF only beat Wisdom to a 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, N9000 was found in his pocket, and he said he had spent N1000 already.”

“I was also told that Hope called her boyfriend, Segun Samson, who identified himself to the Civilian JTF in Dokaji Street in Narayi as a serving soldier at Bodi Camp in Port-Harcourt after brandishing his ID Card for validation.

 

“This was after Hope called Samson, and he bundled Wisdom and Hope’s younger brother to the civilian JTF office, and he prevailed on the Civilian JTF to discipline the boys

“My son was severely beaten by the Civilian JTF to the point that he was unable to walk. We took him to the hospital where he received medical attention while we reported the matter to the police station

 

“On Thursday, while I was away, I was told to rush back home, that my son was dead, that he hanged himself with a rope at the back of our compound

“Though my son is dead, I can’t question God. He is gone. But I want the authorities to ensure that justice is served, and those that brutalised my son be brought to book. This will serve as a deterrent to others.”

Reacting to this, the Kaduna State Police Command said full investigation has commenced, and all culprits behind wisdom’s death will be apprehended and prosecuted according to the law.

Written by Demilade Bakare

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