Over 108 people which includes Children, women and other young adults, have been rescued from an illegal rehabilitation center, Gaa Odota in the Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state, by the men of the state police command.
Speaking with the newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday, the state commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, said that the rescue operation was aided by an intelligent report on activities of the owner of the center.
The police boss, who said that some of the rescued persons had been in the center for over five years, added that most of them were kept in unhygienic condition.
He said that many of them had been afflicted with diseases without treatment.
Egbetokun, who said that some of the inhabitants of the center were chained and underfeed, added that the command would carry out more surveillance efforts to possibly uncover centers of the sort in other parts of the state.
He said that the command would also contact parents or relations of those that had phone numbers, with the intention to take them home.
The police boss assured that the command would take necessary action to re-unite other detainees with their families.
Also speaking with journalists, owner of the alleged illegal rehabilitation center, Abdulraheem Owotutu, said that all those found at the center were brought by their families for treatment.
He commended the police for the operation carried out on his center, adding that he would assist the police with information on how to contact families of the people.