Francis Taiwo, the fleeing pastor who chained his
9-year-old son for weeks, has been arrested.
The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations
Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect was
arrested on Sunday, with the assistance of his
The suspect had been on the run since police and
officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence
Corps, NSCDC, burst into his church on Friday to
rescue the victim, Korede.
The victim’s stepmother had earlier been arrested
by the police who announced that the
malnourished boy will be handed to the Ministry of
Women Affairs and Social Welfare for further
Mr. Adejobi said Mr. Taiwo, a pastor at the Key of
Joy Celestial Church, Ajibawo, Atan-Ota town of
Ogun State, will be charged to court as soon as
investigations are completed.