The Denton Police Station officers detained Oluchi Okoye, alias PACA, a creditor who was accused of tying his debtor, Reuben Alozie, to a stake over an outstanding N4.6 million (GH68 thousand) due.
During the night of the 22nd and 23rd of September, the suspect tied the victim to a stick with ropes at No. 29, Abeokuta Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos, before being apprehended and arrested by police.
According to the suspect, after multiple fruitless attempts to recover his money from the victim, the suspect turned to self-help to get his money back. He maintains that the victim has the money, but that he has refused to reimburse him for it.
According to Angela Reuben, the victim’s wife, a complaint filed at the station by the suspect who was holding her husband hostage resulted in the suspect’s arrest. She claimed that the suspect had deprived her husband of his liberty.
Following the arrest, CP Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police, ordered that the suspect be transferred to the Command’s Tactical team for an in-depth investigation and prosecution of the charges against him.
The state police command’s spokeswoman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the occurrence and stated that the state Commissioner of Police has admonished citizens against taking the law into their own hands rather than seeking justice through the judicial system…