Indian rears lion in Victoria Island Lagos


The lion found in the Indian man's house in Victoria Island Lagos

The lion found in the Indian man’s house in Victoria Island Lagos

A yet-to-be identified Indian has been found raising a lion in the highbrow Victoria Island residential area of Lagos.

The cub is caged at 229 Muri Okunola Street and is reportedly being used like a dog for guard duties.

Neighbours of the Indian petitioned the state government and the Chairman, State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Unit, Mr Yinka Egbeyemi, said: “the cub will be “tranquillised” on Monday.

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“We placed the house under close watch since Friday and after it has been tranquillised, we will take it to a zoo.’’

He, however, did not say if the foreign national would be prosecuted. But he said he has been invited for questioning.

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