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Just In: Police Rescue 15 Persons Chained In Lagos Church



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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) under the Lagos Police Command, has uncovered an illegal healing centre where about 15 persons were chained.

Naija News reports that the Lagos Police Command uncovered the illegal healing centre on Thursday evening, October 31.

A report monitored on The Nation newspaper by Naija News, says some of the victims had been chained since 2014 at the place called Blessings of Godness Healing Church in Isheri Osun, Egbe Idimu.

According to the report, some of the victims had suffered certain health challenges which their families termed spiritual and dumped them at the facility for divine healing.

Naija News learned that the place known as Blessings of Goodness Healing Church was operated by a 58-year-old clergyman, Prophet Joseph Ojo.

Policemen acting on a tip-off had stormed the place around 6:10 pm and arrested Ojo with 10 other suspects, The Nation reports.

Lagos Police Comand spokesman, Bala Elkana, confirmed the rescue, noting that the prophet admitted having been in the healing ministry since 1986 and that he chained them to prevent them from escaping.

His words: “Some of the victims were said to have spent five years in the detention camp. They are between the ages of 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.

“Investigation is ongoing. Police are working closely with other agencies of government to provide adequate medical attention and shelter to the victims.”

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