Prayer moun­tain con­tro­ver­sial boy re­cov­ers from ail­ment

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - From Hameed Oyeg­bade, Osogbo

The con­tro­versy sur­round­ing the sud­den dis­ap­pear­ance and even­tual dis­cov­ery of the Osog­boborn eight-year-old boy, Boluwat­ife Ba­batunde at a prayer moun­tain in Ikoyi, Osun State has sub­sided as the Osun State Po­lice Com­mand’s clinic com­pleted treat­ment of the boy and other mem­bers of his fam­ily and dis­charge them.

It was gath­ered that the fa­ther of the boy, Olan­re­waju Ba­batunde could not pay rent where he lives and his land­lord ejected the fam­ily from the apart­ment they oc­cu­pied. As a re­sult, the dis­placed fam­ily re­lo­cated to the CAC Ori-Oke Ayo, Ikoyi in Isokan Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Coun­cil Area of Osun State.

Olan­re­waju’s sit­u­a­tion be­came com­pli­cated when his son be­came miss­ing and could not be found for sev­eral days. The man later ac­cused some in­di­vid­u­als at the prayer ground that they kidnapped his son and that they wanted to use the boy for rit­ual.

The mat­ter was re­ported to the po­lice and search party was raised to comb the bush around the prayer moun­tain in search for the boy. The boy was found five days af­ter with swollen stom­ach and rashes all over his body, re­sem­bling a mon­ster.

When his son was pre­sented to him, the fa­ther in­sisted that some­thing has been done to the boy by his ab­duc­tors.

Mean­while, po­lice find­ings in­di­cated that the boy was not kidnapped but he strayed into the thick bush and could not find his way back to the prayer moun­tain.

How­ever, to as­cer­tain the claims of the fa­ther of the boy, the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice in the state, Mr Fim­i­han Adeoye di­rected po­lice doc­tors to ex­am­ine the boy and con­firmed the true na­ture of his con­di­tion.

Af­ter se­ries of tests, po­lice doc­tors said the boy was suf­fer­ing from sev­eral ail­ments, dis­miss­ing the rit­ual al­le­ga­tion

The ad­min­is­tra­tors of the prayer moun­tain while re­act­ing to the de­vel­op­ment said some in­di­vid­u­als de­lib­er­ately wanted to use Boluwat­ife’s case to put the Min­is­ter of God at the prayer moun­tain in trou­ble

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