Police arrest cleric, three others operating illegal Islamic school in Ibadan

The officers of the Nigeria Force attached to Zone XI Command have arrested an Islamic cleric named for illegally operating an unregistered Quranic school in . understands that the Oyelami was keeping pupils at the site which is located at Kehinsi Compound, Ita Baale, Bayeruka area, in the state.

, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone XI, parading the suspect, said, men of the Operation Puff Adder, discovered 45 male and female pupils were kept in an inhumane environment.

He also said the frail and malnourished pupils recounted their harrowing experience while being interrogated.

Oyebade said, “We found out that in the school, they (pupils) were frequently given corporal punishment. Intelligence also revealed that some of the female pupils, between the ages of eight and 19, were often subjected to all forms of sexual molestation.”

The assistant IGP explained that the operator of the school, 43-year-old Oyelami, who claimed to be an Islamic cleric, was arrested alongside three of his accomplices, Mohammad Gazali, Mutiu Abdulkareem and Ajayi Segun.

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Saddam Yusuf Saleh

Saddam Yusuf Saleh was born and brought up in Katsina, he is a BSc holder from Ahmad Bello University Zaria. The founder of northern youth restoration movement and the pioneer chairman Funtua youth united for development. He is currently a reporter for Okay Nigeria (

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