The Ogun State Police Command has handed over the nine-year-old boy, Korede Taiwo, who was chained by his father, Francis Taiwo, to Ogun State Government.
Korede, who was brought to Zone 2 Area Command, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta by the police team led by the state Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, was later handed over to officials of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development at the Zone 2 Area Command, Abeokuta.
He was handed over to the Director of Social Welfare Services in the ministry, Mr. Shotubo Olumide, by the Officer-in-Charge of Anti-Human Trafficking of the Command, SP Oluwatoyosi Bello.
He was later moved to Stella Obasanjo Children’s Home, about 500 metres from the area command, to start a new life.
Adejobi said Korede insisted he did not want to go back to his father’s house, adding that the First Lady, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, has indicated interest in taking care of him.
The police spokesman said the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone2, Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered thorough investigation into the matter and the suspects be charged to court.