Twenty-three of the rescued inmates of the Ibadan ‘House of Horror’, otherwise known as Olore Correctional Centre, have been admitted to the Adeoyo State Hospital in Ibadan, while about 100 others have been reunited with their families.
The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Faosat Sanni, stated this at the weekend while briefing newsmen on developments concerning the centre.
The centre was uncovered last week by the state government and the inmates were rescued by security operatives. The state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, visited the place and ordered the demolition of the centre.
Sanni said, “After due profiling of the rescued inmates by the relevant state government and security agencies, over hundred rescued inmates were handed over to their relatives with an agreement not to return them to such centres again.
“Cases like this and many societal ills are better handled by social workers in the ministry, parents and guardians should always consult the ministry for corrections and rehabilitation of their wards in a better way rather than subjecting them to torture.”