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Ogun state Police rescue 12-year-old boy chained by his grandmother for three months

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Ogun state Police rescue 12-year-old boy chained by his grandmother for three months

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Men of the Ogun State police command yesterday rescued a 12 – year -old boy, Segun Azeez , who was chained for three months by his grandmother , Mrs . Yemi Kazeem .
The Commissioner of Police , Mr . Ahmed Illiyasu, led his men to the residence of the boy in Ife -Lagba , Obada town in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state to set the boy free and arrest his grandmother .
The boy’s mother , Yomi Kazeem ( maiden name ), an auxiliary nurse, who had separated from the boy’ s father , allegedly provided the chain and padlock with which he was tied to a spot at home . According to mother and grandmother , the motive is to prevent the boy from fleeing .
Segun , who broke down in tears after being rescued , said his ordeal began in his paternal family in Sagamu , where he alleged someone charmed him , which made him to detest home and kept fleeing from it .
He added that he was accustomed to deprivations and hunger , which compelled him to stop his education at primary three in Sagamu , explaining that when his mother brought him to Obada town from Sagamu , he had thought his sufferings would lessen but unknown to him it was a continuation in another dimension .
Illiyasu, while speaking to journalists , described the ill-treatment of Segun as inhuman, heinous , and capable of leading to “ ritual killing or child disappearance. ”
He said the crime was discovered through technical intelligence by men of the Federal Special Anti -Robbery Squad (FSARS) who were patrolling flash points and found the boy emaciated because until his rescue, he was “ starved , urinated and defecated at the spot where he was chained .”
The grandmother , Yemi Kazeem , told journalists that the boy was stubborn and she decided to chain him down to prevent him from stealing and fleeing home . She said she suspected that Segun was having spiritual problems and had been fasting and praying so that what troubled him could be exorcised .
Segun ’s mother claimed she was not aware that chaining his son was a crime , adding that she bought the chain for the purpose of confining him to save the grandmother the stress of searching for him should he flee home .

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