Some of the victims found at the illegal detention camp, Ibadan

Ola Ajayi – Ibadan

Illegal detention camp has been discovered in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The camp where scores of victims were rescued by the police was discovered at Olore mosque, Ojoo area of the city.

The victims looked emaciated which suggests they might been starved for several days. According to a source, an Islamic cleric who is believed to be in charge of the camp has been arrested.

It was gathered that the camp was discovered after a tip-off.

The number of the victims is yet to be ascertained but majority of them are men who looked so tired and weak.

Commissioner of Police in Oyo state Mr Sina Olukolu directing his men at the scene of the crime at Ojoo in Ibadan.
One of the persons arrested

Vanguard also observed that the victims looked so lean as their ribs and chest bones were visible.

Mammoth crowd at the scene of the discovery

Though the source said the cleric claimed he was rendering humanitarian service for the victims noting that they were mentally challenged, they suspected that there could be an ulterior motive.

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He hinted that the suspect had been keeping the inmates for long.

The discovery of the victims attracted a mammoth crowd who wanted to catch a glimpse of the suspect and victims.

When Vanguard called the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, he said was on a convoy and that he would talk as soon as he had the opportunity.



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