My Son Possessed with Spirit of Stealing, Father of Chained 9-year-old Boy

Francis Taiwo, the man who chained his 9-year-old son for several weeks and who has been on the run since the act was discovered, Friday, has been talking to the Police on reasons he chose to chain his son.
The Pastor, who was arrested on Sunday, with the help of his church members, said he decided the draconian action against him because he believed his son was imbued with the spirit of stealing.
Taiwo, whose 9 year-old son, Korede, was found chained in a room in his church – Key of Joy Celestial Church – and poorly fed for weeks, said he was not comfortable with Korede frequent stealing, so he decided to turn the name of his church (Key of Joy) to key of sadness for the young lad.
He was reported to have told the Police: “I chained my son because I felt he is possessed and I’m not comfortable with his stealing habit”
He also told officials that he married Korede’s mother who had four children for him before their divorce in 2007.
Korede was found to have been chained inside an apartment in the Celestial Church of Christ at Ajibawo in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State for almost a month by his father.
The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, who has been on the run since Police and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), rescued Korede on Friday.
Adejobi said he would be prosecuted once investigation is completed.

Author: News Editor

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