The Ogun State government has announced that it has adopted the nine-year-old boy, Korede Taiwo, who was chained by his pastor father for an alleged stealing habit.
Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Modupe Mujota, revealed this on Tuesday when the wife of the Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun and other members of the State Executive Council paid a visit to the boy, adding that the educational needs of the boy among others will also be taken care of.
The Commissioner for Justice, Olumide Ayeni, also said that the government has opened a legal case to bring to justice, all perpetrators in the case of Korede Taiwo so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
The boy is recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta where he is being treated for child abuse and chronic malnutrition.
However, he is said to be responding to treatment and in good condition