A whistleblower has alerted the Nigeria police force of the unlawful domesticating of a two-year-old lion in a residential building in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State.
The lion said to be owned by a yet-to-be-named Indian national, is caged at Number 229, Muri Okunola Street, on Victoria Island.
The Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed has confirmed the story to be true.
According to him, men of the Nigeria Police Force have been deployed in the area.
Egbeyemi also disclosed that efforts were ongoing by the state government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment to evacuate the animal from the building.
He added that the Indian national who owns the lion has been invited for questioning