The police in Katsina State has arrested the owner of a rehabilitation centre in Daura where over 300 inmates were being subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment.
Some of the teachers were also said to have sexually molested the inmates at the centre owned by Mallam Bello Maialmajri, which is located at Nasarawa Quarters, in the Sabongari area of Daura the hometown of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
The 78-year-old cleric was arrested yesterday alongside two other men, whose names were not disclosed.
The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, who led the operation at about 1pm yesteday, expressed shock at the new discovery.
It would be recalled that a similar raid last month in Kaduna State saw the police rescue over 300 boys from an Islamic school, where they were allegedly chained, sexually abused and tortured.
The story this time is particularly similar, as some of the inmates claim their parents brought them to the centre for either reformation from old habits, or to learn Islamic teachings.