A teenage girl, identified as Onyeka John, has regained freedom after she was allegedly chained by her mother to the burglar-proof bars for about one month.
The girl lived with her parents in a rented apartment on Serebe Street, Abaranje, in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.
It has however been revealed that the parents reportedly tied up John by the neck and legs for habitually running away from home, which they ascribed to mental illness.
Onyeka’s father, who spoke with Punch on the telephone on Thursday, said he and his wife meant no harm for the girl.
He said, “She always runs away from home. That was why we chained her. I think she is mentally ill. We planned to take her to a hospital this month. As I speak now, she has fled home again.”