Inside Kano’s Illegal Rehabilitation Center Where Victims Are Chained (Photos)
The Kano State Police Command raided an illegal rehabilitation center and arrested two people for child abuse and wrongful imprisonment.
The state police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said in a statement that the command received credible information on Thursday, October 7, that one Aminu Rabiu, of Yar Akwa, Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni LGA, Kano State, is running an illegal rehabilitation center with chained and tortured inmates, including children.
“Upon receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, immediately raised and directed a team of detectives to proceed to the scene, rescue the victims, and apprehend the perpetrators,” he said.
“The team arrived on the scene immediately and discovered 47 inmates confined in a house, four of the victims’ legs chained and some with varying degrees of torture-related injuries.” They were taken to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for treatment before being handed over to the Kano State Government.
“Two suspects were arrested: one Aminu Rabiu,’m,’ 35, of Yar Akwa Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni LGA Kano State, and his elder brother, Fatihu Rabiu,’m,’ 40, of the same address.”
“During the preliminary investigation, the suspects admitted to having resumed activities at the center ten (10) months after the initial ban imposed by the Kano State Government, and they all confessed to their crimes.”
Kiyawa stated that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation, and that the suspects will be charged in court once the investigation is completed.