Lagos man holds son captive for 2 months, chained


A man shackled: Just an Illustration

By Cyriacus Izuekwe

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.