The Ogun State Police Command has handed
over the nine-year-old boy, Korede Taiwo, who was chained by his
father, Francis Taiwo, to Ogun State Government.
who was brought to Zone 2 Area Command, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta by the
police team led by the state Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi,
was later handed over to officials of the state Ministry of Women
Affairs and Social Development at the Zone 2 Area Command, Abeokuta.
Korede, was rescued last Friday.
was handed over to the Director of Social Welfare Services in the
ministry, Mr. Shotubo Olumide, by the Officer-in-Charge of Anti-Human
Trafficking of the Command, SP Oluwatoyosi Bello.
He was later moved to Stella Obasanjo Children’s Home, about 500 metres from the area command, to start a new life.
said Korede insisted he did not want to go back to his father’s house,
adding that the First Lady, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, has indicated interest
in taking care of him.
The police spokesman said the Assistant
Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone2, Abdulmajid Ali, has
ordered thorough investigation into the matter and the suspects be
charged to court.