Laide Arikewuyo, one of the 108 girls rescued from an illegal rehabilitation centre in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, has disclosed how she she was turned to sex slave by the children and relatives of the
owner of the centre, Mallam AbdulRaheem Owotutu.
The state police command on Thursday paraded the ladies, men and children it rescued from the rehab located in Gaa’Odota in the metropolis.
Narrating her ordeal, Miss Arikewuyo accused those in charge of the supervision of the inmates of blameworthiness.
She revealed that her parents brought her to Mallam Owotutu’s camp.
Said she: “I was brought to Mallam Owotutu by my parents when they eventually found me where I absconded to.
“I decided to ran away from home when my parents were no longer catering for my living again and I
was brought to Mallam camp by my parents when they found me and I have been living in the Mallam camp over five years ago.
“I was regularly having sex with some of the Mallam children and other relatives, not less than five people that were engaged to supervise us in the camp and I remembered that I have had pregnancy in three
different times which they always gave me some medicines to use for the pregnancy not to stay.”
Another inmate, Tope Collins Owonifaari, said that unknown persons picked up in Lagos and eventually he found himself in the centre’s unhygienic environment where all were indiscriminately lumped together.
He narrated: “I was picked up inside a commercial bus in Lagos around 4 am on 20th of October 2019, by unknown people and I could not say precisely how I found myself in the midst of many people, which some were even lunatic and kept in a particular custody without having access to sunlight.”
He added that he had just spent four days in the camp before the police came to their rescu