Oyo Govt. Reopens Olore Mosque, Rehabilitation Centre
After consultation and thorough investigation, Oyo state government has reopened Alfa Olore Mosque and rehabilitation centre at Ojo, Ibadan, six months after listed for demolition.
Olore centre was bursted for subjecting young men and women to inhuman treatment. The centre was discovered by police following a tip-off by an informant.
Police arrested five persons suspected to be connected with the centre while victims was relocated to a safer place and those with health challenges was taken to the hospital.
A day after Police in the state raided the rehabilitation centre and rescued over two hundred people in the centre over alleged maltreatment, Makinde visited the centre and the Mosque, ordered the demolition of the center and the Mosque.
Kalifa ( Head ) Olore Mosque and centre, Alhaji Muhammed Akannmu, who was also arrested by police and later released on the instruction of governor Makinde said, the period when government locked up the house, Mosque and centre was a trying period and an avenue to readdress the mode of operating the rehabilitation centre.
” We agreed with the government for introduction of modern ways to rehabilitate people, they had set the standard for us and we will follow, we will change way of treating the inmates.
Kalifa Olore commended governor Makinde for his leadership spirit and tolerance in the state. He also appreciated the efforts of Islamic leaders and well wishers who all stood with Olore centre during the crisis.
He thanked deputy governor, Alhaji
Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan, Chief Iman Ibadanland Alhaji Ganniy Abubarkry Agbotomokekere, Are Musulumi of Yorubaland Alhaji Daud Akonola ,
Alhaji Yekeem Adeojo, Prof. Abdul Raseed Aderinoye and others.