Kaduna Pastor Allegedly Kidnaps Muslim Woman, Forces Her to Convert to Christianity

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It has been alleged {that a} pastor in Kaduna state kidnapped a muslim woman earlier than forcing her to transform to Christianity.

 

This was made public by a Nigerian Islamic human rights group, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC.

 

The group alleged that the Muslim woman recognized as Sadiya Idris has now been rescued from the Kaduna pastor, Reverend Jonah Gangers.

 

In a press release issued on Friday morning and signed its director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC known as for a speedy trial and arrest and prosecution of the accomplices of Mr Gangers.

 

In accordance with the rights group, “Sadiya Idris of Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna, was kidnapped in 2013 on the age of 11 by Reverend Jonah Gangers who resides in Barakallahu, Kaduna, and has his church there. The reverend was allegedly aided by a doubtful character known as Peter. Sadiya was stored towards her want in Rev. Gangers’ home till the suspects felt it was secure sufficient to maneuver her.

“In the meantime Sadiya’s mother and father, Mallam Idris and Mallama Rukayya searched all over the place in useless for his or her lacking daughter. The household lodged the case on the Gidan Gayu Police Divisional Headquarters at Tudun Wada, Kaduna.

“Rev. Gangers and his accomplices took Sadiya to Plateau State, forcefully and illegally transformed her and at last registered her as Christiana Gangers Joseph in a missionary faculty within the state. The woman was stored in captivity for seven years (2013 – 2020) each in class and in addition within the reverend’s home in Kaduna in the course of the holidays as she was not allowed to step out alone.

“Sadiya Idris (Christiana Gangers) ultimately escaped in 2020 on a day she was despatched to the market alone. She remembered her authentic background and approached Muslims in a mosque in Jos who took her to Kaduna the place she guided them to her father’s home. Though Rev. Gangers was arrested, he was granted bail and he’s freely roaming the streets of Kaduna.

 

“The case was adjourned by the Justice of the Peace Court docket I on the primary listening to to 18th September, 2020, Once more it was adjourned to 16th October, 2020. However the choose dominated on 16th October that the Justice of the Peace Court docket had no jurisdiction on the matter. He due to this fact referred it to the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice for recommendation. We anticipated the matter to go to the Excessive Court docket at that juncture however to our shock it was referred again to the Justice of the Peace Court docket the place a brand new date of 23rd November, 2020 has simply been given.

“MURIC strongly decries this ding-dong affair. Procrastination is the thief of time and justice delayed is justice denied. Each Sadiya’s father and mom went by way of an extended interval of trauma. The ache of shedding his daughter killed Mallam Idris and the mom, now widowed, continues to be affected by the pangs of the horrible seven-year expertise.

“Rev. Gangers is digging in. He’s abusing the phrases of the bail granted to him. We strongly suspect that he’s making an attempt to subvert the course of justice. We additionally see a elementary flaw within the dealing with of this case as a result of no different particular person was accosted aside from Rev. Gangers.

“We assert that the suspect couldn’t have acted alone. He has accomplices and the longer he stays free the deeper he would dig his bunker. We consider that proper now data are being tampered with and items of proof are being obliterated. There could also be no extra hint of the woman’s attendance within the missionary faculty in Plateau State by the point the case goes into full swing within the Excessive Court docket.

 

“We due to this fact demand that Rev. Gangers needs to be re-arrested in an effort to get particulars of his accomplices from him. Thereafter, these implicated needs to be arrested and prosecuted together with the primary suspect. Gangers’ declare that Sadiya was misplaced and he discovered her is one other cock and bull story. Why didn’t he report the case at a police station or an orphanage?

“A harmful sport is taking part in out in Northern Nigeria. Muslim kids are being focused by Christian teams who kidnap them and take them to distant lands the place they’re bought to Christian households and forcefully transformed.

“It is going to be recalled that 9 Muslim kids from Kano have been rescued by the police on 11th October, 2019 after that they had been kidnapped and forcefully transformed to Christianity in Onitsha, Anambra State. There have been different related instances of kidnapping for Christ. It’s shameful that spiritual establishments are getting concerned in prison and inhuman actions like kidnapping. Folks like Rev. Gangers have to be taught a lesson in an effort to make the streets secure for youngsters.

“We name on the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice to expedite motion on the Sadiya Idris case. All eyes are on the ministry and Nigerian Muslims have already confirmed eager curiosity on this specific case. MURIC won’t relaxation till Sadiya Idris, her mom and her deceased father who died with out setting his eyes on his beloved daughter, get justice.”



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