Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde Orders Demolition Of Islamic Correctional Centre, Promises To Prosecute Culprits

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Governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Tuesday ordered demolition of Oloore Central Mosque, Ojoo describing the correctional centre as illegal.

The governor who visited the centre on Monday frowned to activities of the correctional centre stressed that inhuman torture must be stopped in the state.

Speaking on how the illegal correctional centre was exposed he said “It was a tip-off by a member of the public to the police that led to the rescue of over 200 illegally detained persons.

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“It was disheartening to see the inhumane conditions in which our people were detained at the illegal correctional centre at Olore Central Mosque, Ojoo, which was raided by the police, yesterday. I have ordered the demolition of the buildings.

“We will prosecute all those involved in this illegal activity to the full extent of the law. We also visited the rehabilitation centre, for recently freed people.

“We’ve mobilised the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, the Social Welfare Agency to administer immediate palliative measures for the victims. We will also look at the deeper issues, how to resettle them, reunite them with their families and ensure they remain safe.

“Our administration will do everything possible to ensure this kind of illegal activity is stamped out of our state”.

Governor Makinde however, urged citizens to report any suspected illegal activities to security agencies and encouraged the usage of legal channels for rehabilitation of erring members of the society.




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