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Police rescues teenager used as collateral by parents in Mushin

The security operatives attached to the Lagos State Police Command have rescued a teenager reportedly used by her parents as a collateral for N8,000 loan.
According to a report by Punch, the 15 year old boy identified simply as Samuel, was used as a collateral for a loan by his parents last week.
As a result, the operatives have apprehended and transferred the victim’s parents and others alleged to have been involved in the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
Punch reported that the Samuel’s parents ran into a financial crisis after his mother became sick and the stepfather lost his job.

The family was said to have given him to a Lagos trader, Iya Meta, and collected N8,000 for him to work for the woman for two months.

Iya Meta was alleged to have further loaned him to three women on Lagos Island, collecting N72,000 for his service.

The trio were alleged to have further given him out to a woman in the Mushin, Lagos.

It was alleged that two policewomen from the Ijora Badia division were involved in the illegal deal.

While confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said investigations were ongoing, adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court.



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