The discovery of a controversial two-year-old Lion in a residential building on 229, Muri Okunola Street in Victoria Island, Lagos has led to the arrest of three retired senior Police, Navy and DSS officers including a security guard.
‘Kiara’, which is the name given to the Lion, is believed to be owned by a yet-to-be-identified Indian man.
The Lagos State Taskforce on Environment and special offences, Olayinka Egbeyemi, explained that the three retired officers said that they were aware of the presence of Kiara within the building since it arrived.
While the Indian owner is yet to present himself to the authorities for questioning, the four arrested persons have been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Depart (SCIID) in Yaba for further investigation and possible charges.
Meanwhile, the lion, after being tranquilised and taken to a zoo on Monday is in a stable condition. It is also regaining consciousness and has acclimatised to its new environment.