Nigerians were met with shock when photos of a boy chained for months at a church premises surfaced online.
Francis Taiwo, the father of nine year old Korede Taiwo who was chained for weeks without food at the Celestial Church of Christ (Key of Joy Parish), in Ajibawo area near Otta in Ogun state, was arrested yesterday July 24th.
According to the statement he made at the Otta police station, Francis who is a pastor in the church, said he chained his son because of his stealing habit.
According to him, he wanted to deliver his son from the spirit of stealing. Korede’s mother is dead and has been living with his father and step mother.
He was rescued last Friday by NSCDC officials.