A resident of Lagos State, Oluchi Okoye, aka PACA has been arrested by police operatives attached to the Denton Police Station for seizing and tying up his debtor in the Ebute Metta area of the state.
The debtor, Reuben Alozie, was tied to a stake over unpaid ₦4.6m debt.
A statement by the spokesperson of the police in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, on Friday 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 by the police.”
According to Ajisebutu, the suspect resorted to self help after several efforts to recover his money from the victim failed.
“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 uses this medium to warn people against taking the law into their own hands instead of taking legal actions to seek justice,” the statement said.