Sugar Daily had earlier reported that 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.
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.
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.