Gombe state Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has vowed to prosecute the manager of a bread bakery who tortured a 14- year-old boy for allegedly stealing bread in a bakery in Bajoga, Funakaye local government area of the state
He stated this in a press release through his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity Ismaila Uba Misilli, describing the act as dehumanizing and unjustifiable
He said the governor received the report of the incident with much sadness, saying it is unacceptable for anyone to inflict such a high degree of pain on a fellow human being for whatever reason
The manager of the bakery, who was said to have put the boy inside a hot bread oven and tortured him, has since been arrested by the police, arraigned before a magistrate court and has been remanded in prison custody while the bakery has been shut down by the state Government
Governor Yahaya ordered relevant state agencies to follow up the matter and ensure that the perpetrator of the dastardly act faces the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to others
While disclosing that the state would foot all the hospital bills, Governor Yahaya assured that his administration will continue to protect the lives of all citizens of the state and ensure that their rights are upheld at all times
He also charged the people of the state to always report criminal activities to the Police rather than take the law into their hands.