Police have rescued 13 children and 15 adults, who were chained and locked up in a house at the Oke-ira area of Ojodu, Lagos State, ThisDay reports.
Report said the initial intelligence report was that a teenager, 17-year-old Toba Adedoyin, was chained in the house at Oyinbo Unity Estate, Olamidun Close, Yakoyo, but after a thorough search of the residence, 27 others in chains were discovered.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incidence at the weeked.
Badmos said: “The command received a report through Area ‘G’ Command Headquarters, Ogba, that a child was chained in a house at Oyinbo Unity Estate, Olamidun Close, Yakoyo, Oke-Ira, Ojodu.
“Consequently, a team of policemen was mobilized to the location where a teenager named Toba Adedoyin ‘m’, aged 17, was found in a room with a chain on his legs.
“The victim was allegedly chained by one Emmanuel Adeyemi ‘m’ who claimed to be his father, in order to restrain him from going out.
“Further search of the premises led to the discovery of other people chained by the suspect.
“A total number of 28 persons, comprising six adult males, nine adult females, seven female children and six male children were rescued and taken to protective custody.
Badmos added that a suspect has been arrested and being interrogated.