Celestial Church Of Christ Releases Statement About The Pastor Who Chained His 9 Year Old Son In Ogun


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The Celestial Church of Christ has released a
statement reacting to the report of one of their
pastors, Francis Taiwo, who chained his nine year
old son, Korede Taiwo, for weeks without food at
the Key of Joy Parish, Ajiwo at Ajibawo in Ado
Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.

In the statement released today July 25th, the
leadership of the church condemned the act,
stating it will never support any act of child abuse.
Read the statement after the cut…

Our attention has been drawn to media
reports concerning the activities of Prophet
Francis Taiwo, Shepherd in Charge, Celestial
Church of Christ ( C.C.C ), Key of Joy Parish,
Ajiwo at Ajibawo in Ado Odo/Ota local
government area of Ogun State. Prophet Francis Taiwo was reported to have
chained his nine year old son and starved
him of food for months, after the boy was
accused of habitual stealing.

The nine year old boy was eventually
rescued by men of the NSCDC who stormed
the church premises for that purpose. Latest
reports indicate that the culprit, Prophet
Francis Taiwo was later arrested by the
police with the help of his church members. This report has drawn the ire of the public
and our great church has been receiving
undeserved flaks therefrom. We are thus
compelled to issue this statement to correct
whatever misconceptions must have been
created about the church, in the minds of the general public, by this shameful and
totally unacceptable incident. Let it be
known that the Celestial Church of Christ
does not condone child abuse and violence
of any form.

We recognise and place a high value on our
youths and children as we often
acknowledge them as the salt of the earth
and a vital part of the future of any
organisation, church or nation. Our belief is
that children therefore must be raised in an atmosphere of love, Christian values and
reasonable parental discipline. The fact that
the said Prophet Francis Taiwo was arrested
by the Police with the help of his church
members lends credence to the fact that our
church abhors child abuse, domestic violence and inhumanity of any form. We
commend the NSCDC and the Nigerian
Police for a job well done, and wish to
assure the general public that the Celestial
Church of Christ is already looking into the
matter and would mete out appropriate disciplinary actions on the culprits. Thank
you and may the Lord be with you all.

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