Simput Dafup, a 32 year old activist arrested three weeks ago in Jos for converting a girl from Islam to Christianity, has narrated his experience while in custody of the Department of State Securities, DSS, saying it is “unforgettable”.
Speaking to a crowd of church leaders, family members, friends and well wishers who gathered to receive him in Jos, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 when he was released from the DSS Headquarters in Abuja, Dafup was quoted as saying that he and a driver who transported the said convert to Jos, arrested along with him were kept in the same cell with Boko Haram terrorists.
Danjuma Dauda, the driver who was detained alongside Dafup, said “If I am to write a book on my experience in the DSS custody, it might be over 100 pages.”
The two were released on Saturday after the intervention of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.
The CAN President was said to have directed the general secretary of the body to act on the case while on an overseas assignment.
The directive followed a request to that effect forwarded by a group of activists fighting for his release, through the ECWA president, Jeremiah Gado.
The detainees’ bail issued “on trust”, was signed by the Northern CAN Chairman, Yakubu Pam on Saturday.
The two were, thereafter, taken to Jos same day where they met with a cross section of the Christian community.
They were both expected to undergo medical examination ahead of hearing in the suit filed by Francis Kwede, a law professor at the University of Jos, challenging their arrest.