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Police rescues 12 victims from illegal spiritual centre in Lagos




TWELVE victims have been rescued from an illegal spiritual healing centre at the Isheri Osun area of Ijegun in Lagos State on Thursday.

The Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana in a phone conversation with The ICIR confirmed that the victims have been rescued and are currently undergoing medical care.

“Yes, we rescued twelve persons from a healing centre and they are currently undergoing medical attention,” Elkana said.

According to a report by The Channels, the healing centre, called “Blessings of Goodness Healing Church”  harboured about twenty victims, some reportedly in chains since 2014.

Elkana said the chained victims were barely able to walk. He said the victims were to be removed first before the law enforcement personnel evacuate the rest.

However, the PPRO told The ICIR that the case was under investigation by the police, stating that more information would be revealed after results of the investigation were ascertained.

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