Lagos police rescue debtor tied to stake over N4.6m debt

Lagos police rescue debtor tied to stake over N4.6m debt

A young creditor, identified as Oluchi Okoye aka PACA, has been arrested by policemen attached to the Denton Police Station for tying his debtor, Reuben Alozie, to a stake over unpaid N4.6 million debt.

The suspect tied the victim to a stick with ropes at No. 29, Abeokuta Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos from 22nd September to 23rd September when he was eventually rescued by the police.

According to the suspect, he resorted to self help after several efforts to recover his money from the victim failed.

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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 state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu directed that the suspect should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical team for diligent investigation and prosecution.

The police boss used the opportunity to warn people against taking the law into their own hands instead of taking legal actions to seek justice. 

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