Indian man uses lion as security guard in Lagos, Nigeria
London, Nov. 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Lagos government has discovered a lion cub being raised in a residential apartment in the state.
The two-year-old lion is said to have been deployed as security guard in the house where it was discovered.
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The lion said to be owned by a yet to be named Indian national
Speaking to our Correspondent on Sunday evening, the Head of Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Unit, Mr. Yinka Egbeyemi, said the cub will be “tranquilised” on Monday.
He said the discovery was made at House No. 229, Muri Okunola Street, in the highbrow Victoria Island area of the state.
The wild animal, reportedly kept by an Indian, was said to have been discovered by residents, who petitioned the state government.
“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 foreign national would be prosecuted.