Police Rescue 13 Children, 15 Adults Chained In House In Lagos (Photo)
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August 22, 2016 ( Post 1 )
The Lagos State Police Command at the weekend rescued 13 children and 15 adults chained and locked up by one Emmanuel Adeyemi at the Oke-ira area of Ojodu, Lagos. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Fatai Owoseni, acting on a tip-off, had deployed operatives from the Area G Command Headquarters to the scene.
Although the initial intelligence report was that a teenager was chained in the house at Oyinbo Unity Estate, Olamidun Close, Yakoyo, Oke-Ira, Ojodu, subsequent search of the residence by the police revealed 27 others apart from the 17-year-old Toba Adedoyin the Police had gone to rescue.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said, “The command received a report through Area ‘G’ Command Headquarters, Ogba, that a child was chained in a house at Oyinbo Unity Estate, Olamidun Close, Yakoyo, Oke-Ira, Ojodu. “Consequently, a team of policemen was mobilized to the location where a teenager named Toba Adedoyin ‘m’, aged 17, was found in a room with a chain on his legs. “
The victim was allegedly chained by one Emmanuel Adeyemi ‘m’ who claimed to be his father, in order to restrain him from going out. ”
Further search of the premises led to the discovery of other people chained by the suspect. “
A total number of 28 persons, comprising six adult males, nine adult females, seven female children and six male children were rescued and taken to protective custody. “
A suspect has been arrested and is currently undergoing interrogation as the command is working assiduously to get to the root of the occurrence.”
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