Police have discovered an illegal detention centre in Kano State where 47 inmates were chained and tortured.
Kano State Police Command has uncovered an illegal detention and rehabilitation centre at Yar Akwa in Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni Local Government Area of the state.
The command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said that police rescued at least 47 inmates including children who were chained and tortured at the detention centre.
Kiyawa said that the police also arrested and detained two persons allegedly working with the unlawful rehab home over child abuse and wrongful imprisonment.
He said that the suspects were arrested following credible information that one Aminu Rabiu of Yar Akwa was running an illegal rehabilitation centre where he chained and tortured inmates, including children.
How Police Uncover Illegal Detention Centre In Kano
Kiyawa said, “On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, Sama’ila Dikko, immediately raised and instructed a team of detectives to proceed to the scene; rescue the victims and arrest the culprits.
“The team immediately arrived at the scene and discovered 47 inmates confined in a house, with four of the victims’ legs chained and some with various degrees of injuries resulting from torture. They were rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for treatment and handed over to Kano State Government.
“Two suspects, one Aminu Rabiu, ‘m’, 35 years old, of Yar Akwa Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni local government area of the state and his elder brother, Fatihu Rabiu, ‘m’, 40 years old, of the same address were arrested.
“On preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed to have resumed activities at the centre ten (10) months ago after the initial ban by Kano State Government and all confessed to their offences.”
Kiyawa said that the Commissioner of Police had ordered for discreet investigation, adding that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.
Photos of inmates Rescued at Illegal Detention Centre In Kano
KanyiDaily had also reported how police has uncovered an illegal rehabilitation centre at Olore Central Mosque in Ojo area of Ibadan, where it rescued over 200 inmates.