Friday, October 25, 2019

I was r.a.p.e.d daily - woman rescued from illegal Kwara rehab centre

A woman rescued, among 107 others, by the police in Kwara state from yet another horrible rehabilitation centre has spoken about how she was r.a.p.e.d daily by the uncle of the operator of the centre.

Olaide Arikewuyo said she had spent five years in the centre and alleged that she had been sexually abused by the uncle of the owner of the facility.

“I am living with the owner of the centre in their apartment and the uncle used to have carnal knowledge of me every night.

” Since I have nobody to turn to and it is not easy to escape from there, I have been abused by five men. In the process, I got impregnated and had three abortions. I just thank God that the police came to my rescue,” she said.


The Kwara State Police Command on Thursday said they uncovered the rehabilitation centre, named Sumuratu Mumeen Arabic Centre, Gaa-Odota Area in Ilorin.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun said the command acted on an intelligence surveillance and raided the centre where 103 males and five females were discovered unlawfully detained in the centre.

“Some of the victims were observed to be have some forms of infections and diseases and were not treated while some others were mentally ill.

“Some of them during interview claim they were brought to the centre by their parents,” said the CP.

He said investigation was ongoing and that the police command would take care of the victims until their parents come to fetch them.

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