Kaduna State’s Commissioner for human services and social development, Hafsat Baba has disclosed that some of the released inmates of a religious rehabilitation center were in chains for 8 years.
She also revealed that it took the services of a welder to remove the fetters from the legs of the freed inmates of the centre located at Kwanar Gurguwa in Igabi local government area of the state.
“They have been under torture. They were all in chains. We have to call a welder to remove the chains in their legs. Some of them have been in chains for eight years. They just removed the chains this afternoon,” Hafsat said.
Recall that 22 females, four foreigners and owner of the rehabilitation centre popularly known as Malam Niga’s Rehabilitation Centre were arrested after the police raided the facility and freed 147 inmates on Saturday October 19.
Hafsat added that some of the facility’s inmates with mental issues were transferred to the federal neuro-psychiatric hospital in the state for treatment.