Why Ogun Church Chained 9-Year-Old Boy For Weeks – Police, NSCDC

Date: 23-07-2016 9:19 pm (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A nine-year-old boy who was chained in Ogun State for weeks before his rescue on Friday, was given the horrifying punishment for allegedly stealing, police and the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps have said.

The NSCDC had said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that its personnel rescued Taiwo Korede from the Celestial Church of Christ (Key of Joy Parish, Ajiwo) at Ajibawo in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.

The statement said Korede was rescued while in chains, and that the case had been transferred to the appropriate authority for further investigation.

Three photographs, including one showing an emaciated Korede in chains, were attached to the one-paragraph statement the NSCDC sent to this newspaper.

Police later told PREMIUM TIMES that Korede was chained by the neck to a heavy log of wood in a room for “more than a month”.

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the boy was chained by his own father, a pastor in the church, who is currently on the run.

But Mr. Adejobi said the rescue operation was carried out by “police detectives” following a tip off from a neighbour in the community.

“The police operatives of the Command attached to Onipanu Division, Otta, on Friday, 23rd July, rescued one Korede Taiwo, M, 9, 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, via Atan Otta, in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State for more than a month,” he said.

He said the child’s step-mother, Kehinde Taiwo, who has been arrested by the police, accused the boy of stealing.

The claim that police rescued the boy could not be verified. The NSCDC was first to provide details and photos of the boy in captivity and after his rescue.

In what seemed an attempt to counter the police’s claim, the NSCDC released more details and photos of the rescue later on Saturday.

A statement by the NSCDC’s Ogun State PRO, Kareem Olanrewaju, said Korede was chained for repeatedly stealing soup prepared by his step mother.

“She reported to the Father who took step by chaining his hand and legs. This situation was on like that until a Good Samaritan informed NSCDC officials on surveillance patrol of critical infrastructure in the area, they immediately swung into action and ensure the boy was immediately rescued,” the corps said.

He said church members, led by the step-mother, Kehinde, had attempted to stop NSCDC officials from rescuing the boy.

“According to the information from officer in charge of Ado-Odo NSCDC Division who led the rescue operation, the boy had been chained for two weeks at the very Celestial Church of Christ (Key of Joy Parish) the boy was tired and pail, he was not able to talk when he was initially rescued. On getting to the church there was serious resistance by members led by the pastor’s wife Kehinde, but Civil defence Corps men insisted, and they were able to force their way into the church premises. The boy was actually under lock and key. They quickly took him to the office for necessary entries and documentation and proceeded to the General Hospital, Ota.

“The boy was bath and one Dr. Akintunde asked NSCDC officials who took him there to give him lucosade boost, they then called on whether to cut the chains so as to enable them administer treatment. Before NSCDC left the hospital, he has been responding to treatment as he has started talking. However, the Hospital Medical Director one Dr. Osinbajo who came later assures the Corps that the boy will get necessary medical attention needed.

“Meanwhile, the Corps has since liaised with the police at Atan, who promised to continue with the investigation and do all necessary things needed.”




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Posted: at 23-07-2016 09:19 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- UDADA1 at 23-07-2016 09:28 PM (5 years ago)
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What is rong, is the boy mad?
Posted: at 23-07-2016 09:28 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 23-07-2016 09:42 PM (5 years ago)
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Nawa  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 23-07-2016 09:42 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- winace at 23-07-2016 09:50 PM (5 years ago)
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Oh my GOD I can't help but shed tears. D step mother has her own children too o. Wat stupid soup did d not steal dat will warrant such horrible inhuman punishment. Even if d boy steal soup, it might be cause of hunger. Where is d mother of dis child?Huh?? God may we not see broken o. seriously I can't hold back dis tears. May GOD punish dat useless step mother.
Posted: at 23-07-2016 09:50 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- slimmygal at 23-07-2016 09:54 PM (5 years ago)
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If a child is properly taken care of or given enough food and other things need, will he be stealing soup from d pot? Dat step mother na mad woman and needs to be taught a good lesson. Even devil self still get pity in him cos dis is crazy for a parent to be dis heartless. I know dis is not d only child going thru dis kind of a thing but i pray wherever they are at d moment, may God send them an helper to rescue them.
Posted: at 23-07-2016 09:54 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ngfineface at 23-07-2016 10:02 PM (5 years ago)
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The punishment is just too much for a little lad. Haba
Posted: at 23-07-2016 10:02 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- okuboye at 23-07-2016 10:31 PM (5 years ago)
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this kind step moda fit kill d boy
Posted: at 23-07-2016 10:31 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 23-07-2016 10:38 PM (5 years ago)
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ppl are very wicked what yeye soup it that the man @ the boy's father is very stupid and heartless
Posted: at 23-07-2016 10:38 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- delight222 at 23-07-2016 10:41 PM (5 years ago)
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what can we expect when the case don enter "stepmother" thing
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- kabukabu at 23-07-2016 10:50 PM (5 years ago)
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Oloshi olori buruku opolopo obinrin. Ode olori ragaji ragaji ni opolopo okunrin miran.
Posted: at 23-07-2016 10:50 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mykie010 at 23-07-2016 11:08 PM (5 years ago)
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People can be heartless
Posted: at 23-07-2016 11:08 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- module at 23-07-2016 11:46 PM (5 years ago)
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Chai, see wickedness. Even Satan self don dey fear say make some human beings no over throne am bco's dia wickedness don pass him own
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- osarobo62 at 24-07-2016 01:08 AM (5 years ago)
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....and the father is a so called pastor Huh?
Posted: at 24-07-2016 01:08 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Smile369 at 24-07-2016 02:14 AM (5 years ago)
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I will say if the boy get well they should take him to another home,returning him to is former house,I don't think that we be a good idea
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- morgan1 at 24-07-2016 05:58 AM (5 years ago)
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Lord have mercy,,,,
Posted: at 24-07-2016 05:58 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- christ96 at 24-07-2016 06:08 AM (5 years ago)
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useless fada....useless pastor......useless church
Posted: at 24-07-2016 06:08 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- christ96 at 24-07-2016 06:08 AM (5 years ago)
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useless fada....useless pastor......useless church
Posted: at 24-07-2016 06:08 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- onyenmeme at 24-07-2016 06:31 AM (5 years ago)
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which pastor be dat na evil priest with evil wife i mean demon posesed couple they better go for deliverance
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- blacdiamond at 24-07-2016 10:25 AM (5 years ago)
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They want to use him for ritual.so him and the man will start enjoyment wit the other kids left.
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- luckingto50 at 24-07-2016 02:50 PM (5 years ago)
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Pls sorry because as aspiring to be a mother, it can be very painful.
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