Detention Of Professor Tarfa: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Du Merci Ministry Adopt Prayers

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Some participants captured at the CSW Media Roundtable in Kaduna.

By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

The Christian Solidarity Worldwide, (CSW) Nigeria office and the Du Merci Children Development Ministry, on Wednesday took their case to God in prayers over the continued detention of co-proprietor of the Du Merci orphanage home, Prof. Solomon Tarfa in Kano prisons.

The advocacy campaign and prayer was organized by the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)Nigeria at the ECWA Gospel Church, Barnawa, Kaduna.

The Du Merci Development Ministry operates orphanage homes in Kaduna and Kano States.

However the Kano State Government had clampdown on the orphanage, accusing its operators of conspiracy and abduction of minors.

Prof. Solomon Tarfa was arrested by the officials of the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the police and had since been in detention in Kano State.

Addressing the congregations, the CSW through its Chief Operating Officer, Agera Teman, expressed concern over the apparent persecution of the proprietor, who had been in detention for over two months.

She said the CSW won’t cease praying for Christian(s) under persecution and noted that if Prof Tarfa couldn’t get justice from man, he would get it(justice) from God.

She prayed that God will intervened for Tarfa and other children in the orphanage home currently being held at various government – owned home under dangerous conditions.

On her part, wife of the proprietor, Mercy Tarfa during the prayer service, went memory lane on how the husband was arrested by officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the police and taken into custody on Christmas day.

She said the husband was arrested for conspiracy and abduction of minors.

Speaking with journalists shortly after the church service, Mrs Tarfa said the police and NAPTIP officials invaded their home and arrested her husband like a “hardened criminal.”

According to her, “My husband was arrested and detained since December 25,2019.He is at the Kano Central prison located behind the Emir’s palace in Kano.

“For over two months and some days now, it was only last week Monday that I was allowed to see him because they told us that they was an order that only his lawyers should be allowed access to him.

“The way the police and NAPTIP officials invaded our home, it was like they were out to arrest a hardened criminal. The police alone were about 30 and all of them, had guns. The children were scared.

“He was charged to court on the 29 of December, since that time it was one adjournment or the other. They have refused him bail.”

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