Abuja - A Lagos-based prophet is set to be charged on several counts of child abuse and inhuman treatment, Punch reports.
Emmanuel Adeyemi, a self-proclaimed holy man, is alleged to have chained 28 people up in his apartment in the Ogba LGA of Lagos State, all while claiming that the treatment was being conducted in the name of prayer.
The victims, 13 of which were children, are said to have been freed by police operatives on Friday, while the 70-year-old prophet was arrested.
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Emmanuel is alleged to have claimed that his victims were facing some sort of mental illness, claiming that he had chained them inside the apartment for prayer and healing.
SP Dolapo Badmos, PR Officer for the State Police, confirmed the development while stating that one of the victim's was the prophet's 17-year-old son, who he had also claimed was mentally ill.
"The police have established a case of child abuse and inhuman treatment against the suspect. Although the suspect claims the victims were deranged, the police have confirmed that the suspect’s son is not deranged," Badmos claimed.
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