Pastor Who Chained Son In Church For Weeks Arrested

Pastor of the Key of Joy Celestial Church who chained his 9-year-old son for weeks in the basement, has been arrested.

The fleeing pastor, Francis Taiwo had chained the boy in the basement of the church building for allegedly stealing.

The suspect had been on the run since Friday. the police and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, burst into his church on Friday to rescue the victim.

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The police and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on tip-off from members, burst into his church on Friday to rescue the victim, Korede.

Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest on Sunday.

The Ogun State Police Command PRO said the suspect was arrested on Sunday, with the help of his church members.

Pastor Who Chained Boy In Church Caught

Step-mother of the victims  had earlier been arrested by the police. who announced that the malnourished boy will be handed to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare for further rehabilitation.

The police later announced that the malnourished boy will be handed to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare for further rehabilitation.

Chained

Mr. Adejobi further disclosed that Mr. Taiwo, a pastor at the Key of Joy Celestial Church, Ajibawo, Atan-Ota town‎ of Ogun State, will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

The little boy, Korede, who looked malnourished, was seen chained in the premises of the church on Friday.

The church is located at Ajibawo in Ado-Odo Ota division 2. The boy was however rescued by some officers of the NSCDC.

According to sources, the boy was brought into the church for “deliverance”. He had been on forced fasting for weeks.

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