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Fleeing Celestial Pastor Who Chained Son Arrested (Photo)

Francis Taiwo, the fleeing pastor who chained his 9-year-old son for weeks, has been arrested. Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest to PT, said the suspect was arrested on Sunday, with the assistance of his church members.

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 little boy, 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 rehabilitation.

Police PRO Adejobi said 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.