Korede Now and Then: The Boy Who Was Chained By His Father Last Year.


Francis Korede, a 9-year-old Nigerian boy was chained by his father who accused him of being a Kleptomaniac.
The boy was rescued at Celestial Church of Christ key of Joy Parish Ajiwo. The boy was seen chained and has been like that for weeks in the premises of the church which is located at Ajibawo in Ado-Odo Ota division 2. The police operatives of the command attached to the Onipanu Division rescued Korede from where he was chained on the neck to a heavy log of wood in a room by his biological father, Pastor Francis Taiwo, for more than a month. His stepmother who has been arrested by the police revealed that Korede’s father’s cruel act was of korede's habit of stealing.on his stealing habit korede had this to say "It is true that I stole a pot of soup and bowl of eba in our house, I also stole in the neighbourhood. My father’s inability to give money to my step-mother for the upkeep of the family caused it. I was not fed regularly when I was chained. My father and my step-mother only fed me twice a day. Some days, I was not given any food. I want to go back to school because I want to be a doctor in the future. I also do not want to go back to my father’s house. But I promised not to go back to my old ways."Korede’s life turned around for the better when Ogun State First Lady Funsho Amosun offered to sponsor him now see how he looks one year after.