Mr. Garba Emmanuel, the father of Sokoto student, Deborah Samuel, who was killed by a mob over allegations of Blasphemy, says he will not be seeking redress in court.
In an interview with Vanguard, the devastated father revealed he was made to pay N120, 000 for the transportation of the charred remains of Deborah to Niger state where she was buried in their village over the weekend.
Speaking in Hausa with a heavy ladened voice, Mr Garba said;
“The family will not go to court over the matter. Go to court to challenge human being or Almighty God over the issue? This is completely ruled out. God does not sleep. He knows what to do at the appropriate time and as the creator of everybody, we leave the case for Him to judge. Certainly, it is a big cross to bear but what can we do than to carry the cross and accept our fate in all totality as it has come.
Beside receiving the shock over the gruesome death of my daughter, I had another bitter experience to go and personally transport her corpse from Sokoto to Niger State. It was the saddest moment of my life to go and pick the corpse of my daughter and brought her home in a chartered bus, for which I paid N120,000.
I pleaded at the hospital that since the corpse had been burnt, they should help me with the remains, so it doesn’t decompose completely for us to bury her.
I also pleaded with the DSS and they reasoned along with me and agreed to release her remains to me after signing some documents. Which moment can be as sad as this in one’s life? However, it is all over and it has become history.”