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Church where nine-year-old was chained sealed off

28 July 2016, 06:27

Ogun - The highest hierarchy of the  Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), has sealed off the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Key of Joy Parish, Wasinmi Ajibawo, in of Ogun State, where a nine-year-old, Korede Taiwo was chained by his pastor father.

Korede, who was chained for a month by his biological father, Francis Taiwo, for alleged stealing,  pleaded with Olufunso Amosun, the wife of Ogun State governor, not to allow anybody return him to his father for whatever reason.

The frail looking boy who is now on admission at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, for thorough medical attention made the plea when Amosun paid him a visit at his hospital bed yesterday.

Speaking in Yoruba at the Children’s Ward, Korede said he was not convinced that his father would not do a worse thing to him if he is put in his custody.

He could barely speak above whispers due to exhaustion and starvation by his father and stepmother, as Amosun strained her ears to hear him.

News24 previously reported that the father was arrested following the discovery of his starving son chained up inside his house in an alleged bid to "deliver" him from "spirits".

He was apprehended by police on Sunday at his church, after he went on the run following the discovery of his son.

Taiwo is set to be charged with attempted murder, among other charges, pending the completion of a full investigation into the case.

- News 24

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