Police in Lagos have rescued a debtor identified as Reuben Alozie , who was said to have been tied to a stake by his creditor , Oluchi Okoye, over unpaid Four Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira debt.
Okoye said that he resorted to self help and tied the debtor, so as to recover his long standing debt from Reuben, after several efforts failed.
The young creditor also known as ‘Parker’ was arrested by policemen attached to the Denton Police Station for tying his debtor, Reuben Alozie, to a stake over unpaid N4.6m debt.
Police said 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 .
The arrest of the suspect was made possible following a complaint lodged at the station by victim’s wife, Angela Reuben who reported that her husband was deprived of his liberty by the suspect who held him hostage.
Following the arrest, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu directed that the suspect should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical team for diligent investigation and prosecution.
The Commissioner of Police advised citizens to seek justice through legal actions instead of taking the law into their own hands.