Po­lice res­cue man chained for over 1 year in La­gos

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

De­tec­tives at­tached to the La­gos State Com­mand of the Nigeria Po­lice yes­ter­day res­cued a mid­dle aged man who was al­legedly put in chains by his mother for over one year in Mushin.

Sources said that the vic­tim, Bo­laji Sholola, was res­cued at num­ber 18 Damigoro Street, Mushin.

The 85-year-old grand­mother of the vic­tim al­legedly told the state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr. Fatai Owoseni that the vic­tim’s mother chained him be­cause he was men­tally un­sta­ble and he needed to be pre­vented from stray­ing and pos­si­bly at­tack­ing res­i­dents. She also said it was meant to help them take proper care of him.

The man has since been taken to the La­gos State Psy­chi­atric Hospi­tal in Yaba for med­i­cal at­ten­tion by the Area D po­lice Com­man­der.

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