The Korede Taiwo, the nine-year-old boy who was reportedly chained and starved for over a month by his pastor father, Francis, on the allegations that he was possessed by stealing demons, is gradually becoming a national star as no less a person than the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, is said to be interested in his affairs and may even move to adopt him.
This much was made known by the wife of the Ogun State governor, Olufunso Amosun, when she visited him at the Paediatrick Unit of the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Abeokuta, where he is currently receiving treatment on the bills of the state government.
Mrs. Amosun, told the elated boy that the First Lady has shown interest in his case and that he may be flown to the Federal Capital Territory, to meet with the ‘Mother of the Nation’.
“I will like to place on record, because it is very important that the mother of the nation has followed this case from the very onset, even before it was officially declared in the newspapers.
She is passionate about this matter. Throughout yesterday, she interacted with me about the condition of the child and the action that have been taken.
I think this is worthy of note that the wife of our President is compassionate about happenings in various states.
We feel very reassured based on previous report we have heard. The child informed us of all that he had been subjected to.
I was actually worried that we are going to see a dejected, withdrawn, traumatised child. We are happy to the glory of God that Korede is very active.”
“His mind is alert. In terms of growth, he seems smaller than what his age should be, but aside in my opinion, he seems to be recuperating very well, bearing in mind what he had been subjected to.
I am reassured by the pro-active steps the Ogun State Government intend to take, that it will be well with him.”