The NSCDC said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that Taiwo Korede was on Friday rescued from the Celestial Church of Christ (Key of Joy Parish, Ajiwo) at Ajibawo in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
The statement said Master Korede was rescued while in chains, and that the case had been transferred to the appropriate authority for further investigation.
Three photographs, including one showing an emaciated Master Korede in chains, were attached to the one-paragraph statement the NSCDC sent to this newspaper.
Below is the full text of the NSCDC statement.
“On the 22nd of July 2016,at about 10:30hrs at Ajibawo in Ado Odo OTA Division 2, NSCDC officers rescue a boy, named Taiwo Korede, aged nine years old, who had been chained for weeks at Celestial Church of Christ key of Joy Parish Ajiwo.
“The case has since been transfer to the appropriate authority for further investigation.”