Twenty-three of the rescued inmates of the illegal Olore Correctional Centre at Ibadan have been admitted at the Adeoyo State hospital in Ibadan so they could receive better health treatment before being released to their families.
About hundred others have been reunited with their families.
The notorious centre was last week discovered by the State government and inmates were rescued by security personnel, after which the state governor visited the place and ordered the demolition of the structure used for the centre.
The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Danni, stated this at the weekend while briefing newsmen on the update about the saga in her office.
Sanni said “after due profiling of the rescued inmates by the relevant state government agency and security agencies, over hundred rescued inmates were handed over to their relatives and right individuals with an agreement not to return them to such centres again.”
She urged parents and guardians to always seek government assistance in correcting societal ills rather than subjecting their children to the care of unregistered correctional centers.
“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,” she added.
Alhaja Sanni stressed that government had continued to ensure that adequate food, water and conveniences were provided for the evacuatees as about 23 of them were still receiving treatment at Adeoyo State hospital due to their critical conditions.