Governor Amosun’s wife to sponsor chained boy’s education

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It was gathered that the wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, has taken up the sponsorship of nine-year-old Korede Taiwo, the boy who was allegedly chained by his father for over a month.

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The sponsorship, it was gathered, would be from primary school to the university level.

It was reported on July 23 that Taiwo was allegedly chained by his father, Francis Taiwo, a pastor in the Ajibawo, Atan Ota area.

It had also been reported that the boy was rescued inside his father’s church by policemen from the Onipanu division and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

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Francis, who is pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ, Key of Joy, in the Ajibawo area, had accused the boy of habitual stealing, saying his son needed deliverance.

The 40-year-old pastor had allegedly chained his son to the altar in the church for more than a month and starved him until he went into a coma, in an attempt to cast out the supposed spirit that made the boy to steal.

The father was thereafter arrested and transferred to the Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

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The Director of Child Development Services, Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mr. Kehinde Egbeolowo, on Thursday in Abeokuta said the governor’s wife had taken up the sponsorship of Korede’s education from primary school to the university level.

Egbeolowo said, “Korede has been enrolled as a nursery one pupil in a private school with boarding facilities in the state.”

He said the maltreatment meted out to Taiwo attracted Mrs. Amosun’s attention.

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