A total of 28 people have been rescued by men of the Nigerian Police following an initial tip-off which reported that a 17-year-old teenager identified as Toba Adedoyin was chained in a house located in Oyinbo Unity Estate, Olamidun Close, Yakoyo, Oke-ira area of Ojodu, Lagos State.
The men of the Nigerian Police were however stunned to find 27 other people chained in the house along with the reported case of the teenager.
Speaking on the discovery, the Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.
Badmos 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, aged 17, was found in a room with a chain on his legs.
“The victim was allegedly chained by one Emmanuel Adeyemi who claimed to be his father, in order to restrain him from going out.”
The Police PPRO added: “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.”
According to the Police spokesperson, the suspect has been arrested and will be facing the full wrath of judgement following the conclusion of investigations.