Kano State Police command has uncovered an illegal rehabilitation centre where inmates were chained, tortured and freed 47 of them at the centre located at Yar Akwa in Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni Local Government Area of the state.
This was just as the command arrested two suspects, 35-year Aminu Rabiu and his elder brother, Fatihu Rabiu, over the incident.
The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, stated these in a press statement made available to pressmen in Kano on Friday.
According to him, the development came after the police recieved report that one Aminu Rabiu was running an illegal rehabilitation centre where he allegedly chained and tortured the inmates.
DSP Haruna however disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, immediately raised and instructed team of detectives to proceed to the scene, rescue the victims and arrest the owner of the centre.
He further disclosed that during the rescue operation, 47 inmates were discovered confined in the centre, with four of the victims’ legs chained and some with various degrees of injuries resulting from torture received at the centre.
He added that the inmates were rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano for treatment and later handed over to officials of the Kano State government.
However, during interrogation, the suspects confessed to have resumed activities at the centre 10 months ago after the initial ban by the Kano State government.
The police command said they would be charged to court upon completion of investigation. (Nigerian Tribune)
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