Businessman Ties Debtor To Tree, Holds Him Hostage As Wife Cries Out In Ebute Metta Lagos
Lagos Police Command Operatives have rescued one Reuben Alozie tied to a tree over an alleged N4.6m debt.
The victim was alleged to have been tied by his creditor, Mr Okoye alias PACA at 29, Abeokuta Street, Ebute Metta from September 22 to 23 before his rescue.
A statement Friday night by spokesman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said police operatives from Denton Division arrested Okoye following a complaint by the victim’s wife.
Ajisebutu said Alozie’s wife had complained to the police that Okoye deprived her husband his right to liberty and held him hostage over the debt issue.
But Okoye, Ajisebutu said, confessed to have resorted to self -help after several efforts to recover his money from the victim failed.
“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,” he said.