Debtor Tied To A Stake Over N4.6M Debt Rescued In Lagos
A man identified as Reuben Alozie, tied to a stake by a fellow human over unpaid N4.6 million debt, has been rescued by policemen attached to the Denton Police Station, Lagos.
The perpetrator of the act, a young creditor, Oluchi Okoye (aka PACA), was arrested for tying the victim to a stick with ropes at No. 29, Abeokuta Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos between 22 and 23 September before the victim was eventually rescued.
As contained in a statement by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu (ANIPR), the suspect said he resorted to self-help after several efforts to recover his money from the victim failed.
“The arrest of the suspect was made possible following a complaint lodged at the station by victim’s wife, Angela Reuben, who reported that her husband was deprived of his liberty by the suspect who held him hostage.
Following the arrest, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, directed that the suspect should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for diligent investigation and prosecution.
“The Commissioner of Police uses this medium to warn people against taking the law into their own hands, instead of taking legal actions to seek justice,” the statement read.