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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo has ordered the demolition of the structure housing illegal detainees at Ojoo axis of Ibadan, in the state capital city.

The Oyo State Police Command had rescued 259 people from the illegal rehabilitation facility in Ibadan.

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Those rescued on Monday were 34 females, 10 children and an infant.

However, they have been handed over to the state government.

The owner of the centre, located at the Olore area along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at Ojoo, claimed it was a correctional centre for delinquents.

Makinde gave the order while speaking during his visit to the Olaoore Central Mosque, Ojoo where over 200 detainees were released.

Also, he led a team of top government officials to the camp where the freed victims are being rehabilitated by the government.

The Oyo State Police Commissioner Shina Olukolu, who led a team from his command along with state government officials, frowned at the deplorable condition of some of the people held at the centre and promised to bring the perpetrators to book.

“The young man said they were being maltreated, not being well-fed, being treated like slaves and they are engaged in false labour and, sometimes, their death is not reported to anybody,” the Police Commissioner added.

“This area will be secured and the police will be able to do further investigation, further search, and anyone at all who is found culpable will definitely be arrested, investigated and prosecuted diligently to serve as a warning to others who may want to operate such houses that serve as illegal detention centres.”