- Makinde says his administration will prosecute all those involved in this illegal activity to the full extent of the law.
- He urges the people to report such illegal activities in their communities to the authorities.
Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde has ordered the demolition of a massive structure housing illegal detainees at Ojoo axis of Ibadan. Oyo state capital.
The Governor made the pronouncement during a visit to the Olaoore Central Mosque, Ojoo where over 200 detainees were released on Monday.
He gave the order while leading a team of top government functionaries to the camp where the freed victims are being rehabilitated by the government.
Speaking at the centre, the governor described the situation as disheartening to see the inhumane conditions in which people were detained at the illegal correctional centre identified as Olore Central Mosque, Ojoo, which was raided by the police.
‘They will face the law’
Makinde, therefore, assured that his administration will prosecute all those involved 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.”
He, therefore, urged the people to report such illegal activities in their communities to the authorities.
“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. I also encourage our people to use legal channels for the rehabilitation of erring members of society.”