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Man Arrested For Chaining His Son For 2 Months In Lagos


The police in Lagos state, western Nigeria, have arrested a man for keeping his son, a 35 year-old adult in captivity and chaining him inside a room for two months.

The man identified as Akanbi Lawal was arrested for interrogation for after police learnt he chained his son, Yusuf, to a room for two months.

The incident happened at lfekoya street, Papa Ashafa Agege in Lagos where the man and his son reside.

According to the police, Yusuf’s friend came to the station to report that Yusuf’s father chained Yusuf to a room and that the chain had gotten his two wrists degenerating because he has been chained for almost two months.

Following the report, the police operatives from Dopemu division moved in and rescued the victim and brought him to the station.

The police also removed the chain from his hands and rushed him to General hospital Oke Odo where he is now receiving treatment.

His father was arrested kept under police custody for interrogation and further investigation.

The police public Relations officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo badmos confirmed the incident.

She said the police have commenced investigation into what led to such maltreatment as the victim is an adult.

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