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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Alleged Child Abuse: 9 year old chained for weeks for stealing

The national human rights commission has announced plans to investigate the violation of rights of a nine year old, Taiwo Korede who was chained for weeks by his father for alleged stealing.
NHRC deplores what it calls the increasing cases of cruelty against children in Nigeria and vows to uphold the rights of all children.

Following a tip off from a neighbour in the community.
“The police operatives of the Command attached to Onipanu Division, Otta, on Friday, 23rd July, rescued one Korede Taiwo, M, 9, from where he had been chained on his neck to a heavy log of wood in a room by his biological father Pastor Taiwo Francis, of THE KEY OF JOY CELESTIAL CHURCH, Ajibawo area, via Atan Otta, in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State for more than a month,” he said.
He said the child’s step-mother, Kehinde Taiwo, who has been arrested by the police, accused the boy of stealing.

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