According to reports, the son of the celestial Church pastor who was chained for weeks by his father in Ogun State over allegations of stealing has been adopted by the government.
The Ogun State Police Command has handed over the nine-year-old boy, Korede Taiwo, who was chained by his father, Francis Taiwo, to Ogun State Government.
Korede made the headlines on Saturday morning after operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ogun following a tip off broke into the Church premises and rescued the malnourished boy.
Korede, who was brought to Zone 2 Area Command, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta by the police team led by the state Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, was later handed over to officials of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development at the Zone 2 Area Command, Abeokuta.
He was handed over to the Director of Social Welfare Services in the ministry, Mr. Shotubo Olumide, by the Officer-in-Charge of Anti-Human Trafficking of the Command, SP Oluwatoyosi Bello.
He was later moved to Stella Obasanjo Children’s Home, about 500 metres from the area command, to start a new life.
Adejobi said Korede insisted he did not want to go back to his father’s house, adding that the First Lady, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, has indicated interest in taking care of him.
His arrested father is currently being investigated and will be charged to court soon.