A lion has been found caged up in a residential home in Lagos.
The Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences Yinka Egbeyemi confirmed that a 2-year-old lion has been found caged in a home in No 229 Muri Okunola Street in Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to the statement on Sunday, November 17, the house is reportedly owned by an unnamed Indian national and the cub is being used as a security guard.
Police officers have been deployed to the area as it was further gathered that the state government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment is currently trying to evacuate the animal from the building.
The Indian national who owns the lion has been invited for questioning, Channels Television reported.
Egbeyemi, confirmed this and said, “the cub will be tranquillized” on Monday.
“We have placed the house under close watch since Friday and after it has been tranquillized, we will take it to a zoo.”
He however did not say if the indian national will be prosecuted.