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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

9 Year Old Boy Chained Up in Church for Weeks for Stealing Soup

Reading this report is an adventure in itself, but the writer's grasp of English is much greater than my grasp of Nigerian. Many excellent comments followed this story making it clear that this was a bogus church and does not reflect the state of Christianity in Nigeria.


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ogun state Command yesterday rescued a nine year old boy at Ajibawo village along Atan-Ota in Ado-Odo Ota Local government area of Ogun State Nigeria.

                          Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps's photo

The nine year old boy named Korede Taiwo was being alleged of stealing, especially of soup from their cooking pot by his step mother named kehinde. She reported to the Father who took step by chaining his hand and legs. This situation was on like that until a good Samaritan informed NSCDC officials on surveillance patrol of critical infrastructure in the area, they immediately swong into action and ensure the boy was immediately rescued.

According to the information from officer in charge of Ado-Odo NSCDC Division who led the rescue operation , the boy had been chained for two weeks at the very Celestial Church of Christ (Key of Joy Parish) the boy was tired and pail, he was not able to talk when he was initially rescued. On getting to the church there was serious resistance by members led by the pastor's wife Kehinde, but Civil defence Corps men insisted, and they were able to force their way into the church premises. The boy was actually under lock and key. They quickly took him to the office for necessary entries and documentation and proceeded to the General Hospital, Ota.

The boy was bath and one Dr. Akintunde asked NSCDC officials who took him there to give him lucosade boost, they then called on whether to cut the chains so as to enable them administer treatment. Before NSCDC left the hospital, he has been responding to treatment as he has started talking. However, the Hospital Medical Director one Dr. Osinbajo who came later assures the Corps that the boy will get necessary medical attention needed.

Meanwhile, the Corps has since liase with the police at Atan,who promised to continue with the investigation and do all necessary things needed.

When contacted, the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, CSC Kareem Olanrewaju confirmed the incident and said, the case will be handover to the police for further investigation. He the step mother ;kehinde, Akorede the boy and the chain with padlock have been handed over to the police. He stressed that, the case was not among those under the mandate of NSCDC to prosecute so, it has to be handed over to the appropriate agency, adding that, when an information is received, the agency received such must act and handover to appropriate agency having direct jurisdiction.

Kareem stressed further that, in the course of resistance by the step mother kehinde and others when the NSCDC officials got to the church, the father Taiwo, Who is also the Pastor of the church escaped. All this information have been relayed to the police to them in their subsequent investigation.

The pastor's need to escape is an admission that he knew he was committing a crime by chaining the boy, his son. He should have known that he was committing a crime against God right from the beginning.

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Gary Myers As a blogger from Canada, I have been reporting on Nigeria since the girls were kidnapped from Chibok. This horrible story caused me to question the state of Christianity in Nigeria, but I see by reading so many of your comments that Christ is alive and well in your troubled country - not in the Celestial Church of Christ apparently however. 

It is Christians like you who give me hope for Nigeria for the first time in a couple of years. This comes at a time when the Anglican church of Canada has decided that gay marriages are quite fine in God's eyes. Makes you wonder if they ever knew Him.

God bless, keep praying, and I will continue to pray for your country.
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