Bishop of Coventry raises case of Nigerian detained without trial

On 8th October 2020 the Bishop of Coventry received a written answer from Government about the detention without trial of Professor Richard Solomon Tarfa in Nigeria:

Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the arrest and ongoing detention without trial of Professor Richard Solomon Musa Tarfa. [HL8624]

Baroness Sugg: The British High Commission in Abuja has raised Professor Tarfa’s case with the Kano State Government and the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria. The former UK Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Rehman Chishti MP, also raised the case with President Buhari’s former Chief of Staff. We have repeatedly underlined the importance of an open and transparent legal process for Mr Tarfa, in accordance with Nigerian law and international human rights standards.