Pastor who chained 9-year-old son lands in police net

Posted by News Express | 25 July 2016 | 2,460 times

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The Police in Ogun State has arrested a 40-year old man, Francis Taiwo, for chaining his son, Korede for over a month at a Celestial Church in Ajibawo, Otta Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Taiwo, who was ordained as a pastor of the church in 2012, was arrested a day after his son was rescued by a team of security operatives in the state.

Mr Taiwo confirmed to Channels Television that he actually chained his son. He said that his action was borne out of his desire to rid the boy of his ‘stealing spirit’.

He said that he felt the young boy was possessed and after consulting with some spiritualists, he was advised to chain the boy to rid him of the evil spirit.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Muyiwa Adejobi, says the suspect will be charged to court once investigations are concluded.

The case is expected to be transferred to the Anti Human trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the Command.

•Text courtesy of Channels TV. Photo of Pastor Francis Taiwo courtesy of The Guardian.

Source: News Express

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