According to Punch, the Lagos State Police Command has rescued 28 persons, including 13 teenagers, found in chains in a house at Oke-Ira, Ojodu.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, said on Monday that the victims were rescued on Friday.
Badmos said that the command had also arrested one Emmanuel Adeyemi alleged to have been responsible for the crime.
She said that the rescued people comprised: six male adults, nine female adults, seven female children and six male; adding that they had been taken into protective custody.
“On Aug. 19, at about noon, the command received information that a child was in chain in a house at Oyinbo Unity Estate, Olamidun Close, Yakoyo, Oke-Ira, Ojodu. Consequently, the command mobilized a team of policemen to the location, where a 17-year-old boy, (names withheld) was found in a room with a chain around his legs. The victim was allegedly chained by the suspect who claimed to be his father to restrain him from going out. Further search of the premises led to the discovery of 27 others chained by the same suspect.”
The police spokesperson said that the suspect was currently undergoing interrogations, stressing that the command was working assiduously to get to the roots of the matter.