The police operatives of the Ogun State Command attached to Onipanu Division ,Otta,on Friday,22nd July, rescued a nine year old Korede Taiwo, from where he had been chained on his neck to a heavy log of wood in a room by his biological father Pastor Taiwo Francis,m, of the key of Joy Celestial Church, Ajibawo area, in Atan Otta, in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State for more than a month.
The police operatives, who got a tip-off from a neighbor in the community, swung into action, and moved to the said church, where the victimized young Korede was chained, and rescued him. The step mother of Korede, Kehinde Taiwo, who has been arrested by the police, revealed that Korede’s father’s cruel act was connected to the habit of stealing exhibited by Korede.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 2 Command Lagos, who is presently on ground in Ogun State, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has condemned the pastor’s criminal and inhuman act, and directed that the matter be properly handled, while the fleeing pastor be apprehended without delay. He has ordered that the young boy, Korede,be given proper medical attention.
Korede has been treated by the police and discharged. He is presently receiving every necessary attention from the police personnel in Onipanu Division. The young boy will soon be handed over to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in Ogun State for necessary action.
AIG Abdulmajid Ali has however warned that any parents or individuals who maltreat children or young ones in the state will not be speared for he has zero tolerance for such criminal and inhuman offenses like Child Abuse, Child Labour,Domestic Violence etc.