Deborah’s Murder: Rhoda Jatau Freed After Outcry From Christian Community

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Rhoda Jatau, a resident of Bauchi State, has been released from prison after being held for 18 months for speaking out against the killing of Samuel Deborah in Sokoto State.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), and Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria (CSWN) played a role in facilitating her release, which took place on Friday.

Jatau, a mother of five, had been detained since May 2022 on blasphemy charges for sharing a video in which she condemned the brutal lynching of Deborah, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.

The Inter-Religious Council played a crucial role in securing the release of Jatau, although the specific details of her bail conditions were not revealed.

The Christian community in Nigeria expressed their outrage over Jatau’s prolonged detention, which led to prompt action by CAN, NIREC, and CSWN.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.