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Police rescue 15 chained in a prayer house, arrest prophet

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Operatives of the Lagos State police command have rescued 15 persons chained and confined in a prayer house within the metropolis. It was gathered that on Tuesday at about 6:10p.m., acting on information from a reliable source, a team of detectives from Isheri Osun police station led by the Divisional Police Officer, stormed a prayer house used as detention camp at No 26 Alafia Street, Oriofe, Ijegun-Isheri, where the prophet, Sunday Joseph Ojo, 58 and 10 others were arrested.

According to Lagos State police spokesman, Bala Elkana, 15 persons who were chained on the legs, were rescued. “Some of the victims were said to have spent five years in the detention camp. The victims of both genders are between ages 19 and 50. Some of them were brought by their families to seek spiritual help from mental illness and other diseases.

“The prophet said he has been in the healing ministry since 1986 and that he chained them in order to prevent escape. Investigation is ongoing. Police are working closely with other agencies of government to provide adequate medical attention and shelter to the victims,” he said.


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