Twenty eight persons, including 13 teenagers, discovered to be chained in a house at Oke-Ira, Ojodu area of Lagos, have been freed.
The Lagos State Police Command said on a tip off its men acted swiftly and rescued the captives.
The Command’s spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, said on Monday that the victims were rescued on Friday.
The rescued people comprised six male adults, nine female adults, seven female children and six male.
Badmos said they had been taken into protective custody, while the Command was working hard to get to the roots of the matter.
Badmos said that the Command had also arrested one Emmanuel Adeyemi alleged to have been responsible for the crime.
She said: “On August 19, at about noon, the command received information that a child was in chain in a house at Oyinbo Unity Estate, Olamidun Close, Yakoyo, Oke-Ira, Ojodu.
“Consequently, the Command mobilised a team of Policemen to the location, where a 17-year-old boy, (names withheld) was found in a room with a chain around his legs.
“The victim was allegedly chained by the suspect who claimed to be his father to restrain him from going out.
“Further search of the premises led to the discovery of 27 others chained by the same suspect,” she said.