The Police in Lagos reported they have arrested a creditor identified as Oluchi(a.k.a PACA), for allegedly tying his alleged debtor, Alozie Reuben, to a stake over a N4.6 million debt.
The CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, (police spokesman) confirmed the arrest on Saturday in a statement.
According to him, the suspect allegedly tied the victim to a stick with ropes at No 29, Abeokuta Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos, between 22nd and 23rd September 2021 before he was rescued by police officers attached to the Denton Police Station.
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.
The police image maker 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 had 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 said.