A total of twenty persons that included 13 teenagers were rescued by the Lagos State Police Command after they were found in chains in at Oke-Ira, Ojodu area of the state.
Confirming the reports, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday said the victims were rescued on Friday—-a suspect Emmanuel Adeyemi, was arrested
Badmos gave the account of the victims who had been taken into protective custody as six male adults, nine female adults, seven female children and six male.
“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,” Badmos said.
The Police Spokesperson added that the suspect is currently undergoing interrogations, stressing that the command was working assiduously to get to the roots of the matter.