A creditor identified as Oluchi a.k.a (PACA), has been arrested by the police in Lagos for tying his debtor, Alozie Reuben, to a stake over a N4.6 million debt.
The spokesman for the Lagos police command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said on Saturday that the suspect allegedly tied the victim to a stick with ropes at No. 29, Abeokuta Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos, between September 22 and 23, 2021 before he was rescued by police officers attached to the Denton police station.
Mr Ajisebutu said the arrest was made possible following a complaint lodged at the station by the victim’s wife, Angela Reuben.
According to the police spokesman, the victim’s wife reported that her husband was deprived of his liberty by the suspect who held him hostage.
He said that the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming to have resorted to self-help after several efforts to recover his money from the victim failed.
He said that Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the command’s tactical team for diligent investigation and prosecution.
“The commissioner warned people against taking the law into their own hands. They should take legal actions to seek justice,” he quoted the CP as saying.
Via People’s Gazette