Celestial Church where nine-year-old was chained sealed off

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The sealed Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Key of Joy Parish, Wasinmi Ajibawo, in Ado Odo/Ota Local Council of Ogun State.

The highest hierarchy of the CCC, from Imeko area of Ogun State have sealed off the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Key of Joy Parish, Wasinmi Ajibawo, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Council of Ogun State, five days after a nine-year-old boy, Korede Taiwo, was rescued from the church.

This was disclosed by the Baale of the community, Chief Saliu Ayinla Babayanju. He added that the land, where the church is located, would immediately be seized by the community.

When The Guardian visited the community on Tuesday, the entire premises of the church, sitting on two plots of land, was deserted. The main entrance of the church was barricaded with bamboo leaves and white and blue velvet.

All the church members, especially those seeking spiritual help, had deserted the place, as there was nobody in sight. But for three officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), who came on a motorcycle, but left hurriedly, the entire area has become desolate.

Korede, who was chained for a month by his biological father, Francis Taiwo, for alleged stealing, yesterday pleaded with Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, the wife of Ogun State governor, not to allow anybody return him to his father for whatever reason.

The frail looking boy who is now on admission at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, for thorough medical attention made the plea when Mrs. Amosun paid him a visit at his hospital bed yesterday.

Speaking in Yoruba at the Children’s Ward, Korede said he was not convinced that his father would not do a worse thing to him if he is put in his custody.

He could barely speak above whispers due to exhaustion and starvation by his father and stepmother, as Mrs. Amosun …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper