Men of the Lagos state police have rescued a debtor, Reuben Alozie, who was tied to a stake by his creditor, over an unpaid debt of N4.6 million in the Ebute-Metta area of the state.
The police spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement said the rescue was made following a report by the victim’s wife at Denton Police Station.
According to the police, the creditor has tried several means to recoup his money to no success.
He thereafter resorted to self-help by tying the debtor for about 24-hour before the police came to his rescue.
Ajisebutu said the creditor had been arrested by policemen attached to the Denton Police Station, while the victim was rescued.
“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,” it read in part.
Ajisebutu said the victim’s wife, Angela Reuben, reported at the police station that her husband was deprived of his liberty by the suspect who held him hostage.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, warns Lagosians against taking the law into their own hands instead of taking legal actions to seek justice.
Odumosu directed that the suspect be transferred to the Command’s Tactical team for diligent investigation and prosecution.