Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued one Reuben Alozie, who was tied to a stake by his creditor, Oluchi Okoye, over unpaid N4.6 million debt.
The Command’s spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement on Saturday, said the rescue was made possible following a report by the victim’s wife, Angela Reuben.
According to the statement, Okoye made several attempts to recover his money from Alozie without any success. He, thereafter, resorted to self-help by tying the debtor for about 24 hours before the police came to his rescue.
It said the creditor was arrested by policemen attached to the Denton Police Station, while the victim was rescued.
“A young creditor identified as Oluchi Okoye, a.k.a. PACA, has been arrested by policemen attached to the Denton Police Station for tying his debtor, Reuben Alozie, to a stake over unpaid N4.6m debt
“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.
“The arrest of the suspect was made possible following a complaint lodged at the station by the victim’s wife, Angela Reuben, who reported that her husband was deprived of his liberty by the suspect who held him hostage,” the statement read.
The statement added that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the command’s tactical unit for investigation and prosecution.
Odumosu also asked members of the public to avoid taking the law into their hands, adding that they should always seek justice through legal means.