Police operatives in Kano State have apprehended two suspects for operating an illegal rehabilitation center.
The arrest of the suspected proprietors of the rehabilitation center was disclosed on Friday, by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.
TheFact Nigeria learns that the Command on Thursday, received a report from a credible source to the effect that one Aminu Rabiu of Yar Akwa, Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni LGA, Kano State, was running an illegal rehabilitation center with chained and tortured inmates.
Upon receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, immediately raised a team of detectives with instructions to proceed to the scene, rescue the victims and arrest the culprits.
The team, upon arrival at the scene, discovered 47 inmates confined in a house, with four of the victims’ legs chained, and others with various degrees of injuries suspected to be as a result of torture.
The victims were rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, for treatment and handed over to Kano State Government.
The two suspects, Aminu Rabiu, and his elder brother, Fatihu Rabiu, were arrested.
Preliminary investigation led to the suspects confessing to their crime of resuming activities at the centre ten months ago after the initial ban by the Kano State Government.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has ordered for discreet investigation, and says the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.