Wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari has shown interest in the welfare of Korede, the nine-year-old boy, chained by his father for over a month, according to the wife of Ogun State Governor, Olufunso Amosun.
Amosun said this on Tuesday at the Children’s ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta on a courtesy visit to the boy.
She expressed happiness at the speedy recovery of Korede.
She said, “It is reassuring that the boy is doing well despite all what he was subjected to. We were worried that we would see a dejected and withdrawn child, but we are seeing Korede that is active with his mind alert.
“The mother of the nation has followed the case when it first broke and she is still following it. She (Aisha Buhari) is very passionate about it, she wants to know the boy’s condition and is compassionate about the case.”
Korede was rescued last Friday by operatives of the Ogun state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps from the Key of Joy parish of the Celestial Church of Christ, Ajibawo, in Ota.
Korede’s father, Francis has since been arrested by the police.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.