In Kano Brutalised kid returns home Monday

Bilkisu explained that they would stay in Abuja for follow up appointment at the hospital where he was treated.

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The 20-month-old boy, Musa Murtala, who was brutalised by his step mother in Gulu village, Rimin Gado Local Government Area, Kano State, is expected to return home on Monday.

The mother to kid, Malama Bilkisu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on phone on Tuesday that the lad had been discharged from hospital.

However, she said that they would stay in Abuja for observation before returning home.

``We are staying in Abuja for some time before we will return to Kano,” she said.

Bilkisu explained that they would stay in Abuja for follow up appointment at the hospital where he was treated.

She commended the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, for supporting them, saying that Musa has recovered.

She, however, called on the authorities concern to ensure that those who committed the offence were punished in order to serve as a deterrent.

NAN recalls that Musa was discharged from Ceder Crest Hospital in Abuja on Monday where Mrs Buhari sponsored his treatment.

Also speaking on the issue, the Chairman of Ibrahim Magnet Foundation, Alhaji Ibrahim Magnet, who donated N1 million to the boy, said Musa would stay in his house in Abuja before returning to Kano.

According to him, the boy would have to see an eye specialist in order to ensure that he recovered fully.

NAN also reports that a friend of Magnet and President of West African Ventures, Mr Jack Romance, also donated N1 million to the boy.

The amount was used to buy a house for the assault victim (Musa) in Kano.

NAN recalls that Musa was brutalised by his step mother early last month.

When the news of the act went viral, Mrs Buhari sponsored the treatment of the boy.

He was immediately moved to Abuja from Murtala Muhammed Hospital in Kano.

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