Lion discovered in residential building at high-brow Victoria Island, Lagos

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A two-year-old lion has been discovered in a residential building in 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 in Victoria Island.

Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, Mr Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed this on Sunday.

According to him, men of Nigeria Police Force have been deployed in the area.

Egbeyemi also disclosed that efforts were ongoing by the state government through 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.