Nigerian Parent Jailed For 7 years Over Child Abuse In UK, Faces Deportation.

Published On: August 15, 2012, 11:46 am
Author: Charles colins
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Following what can be described as one of the most publicized court cases involving a Nigerian couple in the UK on charges of child abuse, Nigerian parents, Joseph and Gloria Musa have each been sentenced to seven years in jail.



Their ordeal gained media frenzy since April 2010 when their five children were taken away from their custody on grounds of child abuse. They were accused of claiming that their six children were posessed by evil spirits and beating them with brooms, hoovers and wires. They were also accused of giving their baby a morphine overdose just days after her first birthday.

According to Telegraph, the children were taken away from their parents after their nine year-old daughter threw a heart-wrenching SOS note out of a window in April 2010. The reported content of the note read:

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“My mum is the worst mum ever because she can’t cope with five of us, her broken hand and being pregnant. She always leaves me out so I always starve and I am forced to work. If I don’t get enough house work done, I am beaten without mercy with the wooden end of a broom. I have scars all over me to prove it. I can’t stay here. I would like a new mum.”


The note was found by a neighbour who called the police.

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The eldest daughter had revealing scars on her body to the police and said her mother had hit her with a cable, a broom, and a hoover and her father had dangled her by her feet down the stairwell of the house, tied her hands behind her back and her legs together “to get the devilish spirits out”.

Her sister, who was seven at the time, had a stick shaped bruise of her thigh and after a few months in care, she drew a series of pictures showing her dad beating her and her being left home alone and including a speech bubble saying ‘I’m hungry.’

The children were left home alone for hours, sometimes days on end, with the elder kids forced to look after the others.

They had even been forced to lie to a charity and social services that they were living alone with their mother in one room and had no idea who their dad was so they could scam benefits
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Some parties who spoke on behalf of the Musa’s described their ordeal as a violation of their human rights and one of the worst cases of child snatching.

As they left the court yesterday, they wailed: “We are innocent, this is a miscarriage of justice”. The couple face deportation to Nigeria once they have served their sentences.

This family’s ordeal has created a buzz online and in the Nigerian community, UK ever since it broke out. With their sentencing, many are still on the side of the couple saying their children were unjustly taken away from them and the sentence was unfair.

We only hope they get justice if they have indeed been wrongly accused.


-- Idbabe (f) at 15-08-2012 12:12PM
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Na God catch them.  They think say na Naija wey dem dey maltreat kids anyhow.  But come ooo are we sure these kids are theirs? Or how can mum for that matter maltreat her kids this way after going tro labour pains?  I fear o   Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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-- verah (f) at 15-08-2012 12:39PM
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ur wn children ?  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked seriously mr and mrs musa i tink d both of u need brain examining... is this madness or wat, if they children r possesed wit evil spirit then u d useless mother is definately d evil spirit, abi no b u dey born dem full everywia  Huh? some parent can b crazy oooo abeg 7yrs too small i help una add another 7 untop.. rubbish!

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-- verah (f) at 15-08-2012 12:41PM
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Quote from: Idbabe on 15-08-2012 12:12PM
Na God catch them.  They think say na Naija wey dem dey maltreat kids anyhow.  But come ooo are we sure these kids are theirs? Or how can mum for that matter maltreat her kids this way after going tro labour pains?  I fear o   Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
look d woman well she resemble witch nd husband resemble wizard.. that y them dey born pikin wey dem feel say them dey possesed  Lips Sealed Lips Sealed

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-- Idbabe (f) at 15-08-2012 12:48PM
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Quote from: verah on 15-08-2012 12:41PM
look d woman well she resemble witch nd husband resemble wizard.. that y them dey born pikin wey dem feel say them dey possesed  Lips Sealed Lips Sealed

Na tru u talk, them two dey possessed
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-- malvin2525 (m) at 15-08-2012 12:53PM
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 Undecided
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-- lee22 (f) at 15-08-2012 01:00PM
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 Undecided Undecidedchildren of   Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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-- Neglito (m) at 15-08-2012 01:21PM
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To raise children requires above all things PATIENCE. This can easily happen to any parent of African descent in Europe if he/she lacks patience which ultimately leads to poor anger control. European children are not like their African counterparts. In Africa kids have more space coupled with the extended family system which helps in shaping children's behaviour. African culture also promotes respect for elders, all these normes are rarely obtainable in western Europe, RATHER it is like a war between  the parents, children and the prying eyes of the social workers. I strongly believe that this Nigerian couples were not given a fair hearing.......These children might end-up in a ''white'' foster homes where they'll be sexually abused because there'll be no strong bond.
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-- interpo777 (m) at 15-08-2012 02:06PM
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what a damn parents, maltreating ur kids and beating them cant help them to become the best  kids rather it will worsen them,  yes we know some kids can reallygive headache but as parents u must add patience and have time with them,again training kids abroad is never the same as in nigeria where beating kids is as the only way to train them/uk is anotherculture all together.
  u need not to ve too much kids cos 6 is too many to take care of couping with the frustrated economic situation  around the western world which can help in engraving parents anger  over their kids, plan well parents.....
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-- lanudja (f) at 15-08-2012 02:31PM
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How can ppl maltreat their own blood...sometime i wonder.. Whatever, gud for them
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-- annastacie (f) at 15-08-2012 02:36PM
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Quote from: lanudja on 15-08-2012 02:31PM
How can ppl maltreat their own blood...sometime i wonder.. Whatever, gud for them
                          i wonder are you sure that their real parents
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-- annastacie (f) at 15-08-2012 02:40PM
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are you she gave birth to them, because they say blood is thicker than water abi the blood no they flow fro their veins  
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-- VANIT (m) at 15-08-2012 02:44PM
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E nor eazy..oooo!!!....But,Baba God,na your hand work..ooooooo.!!!!.....Parents,give birth to the number of kids you are able to carter for.....This is not a joke.......!!!...Children have feelings too,they crave parental love,that is the best of love they can ever receive......!!!!!........... Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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-- chicco77 (f) at 15-08-2012 03:03PM
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so sad
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-- zoe61 (f) at 15-08-2012 04:02PM
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they think they are in nigeria were they can abuse children and go free, very good for them is only in 9ja u see ppl calling innocent children witch
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-- jessymic (f) at 15-08-2012 04:43PM
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Too bad for them, if they are truelly guilty then they deserve the what they got
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-- lee22 (f) at 15-08-2012 05:29PM
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Quote from: Neglito on 15-08-2012 01:21PM
To raise children requires above all things PATIENCE. This can easily happen to any parent of African descent in Europe if he/she lacks patience which ultimately leads to poor anger control. European children are not like their African counterparts. In Africa kids have more space coupled with the extended family system which helps in shaping children's behaviour. African culture also promotes respect for elders, all these normes are rarely obtainable in western Europe, RATHER it is like a war between  the parents, children and the prying eyes of the social workers. I strongly believe that this Nigerian couples were not given a fair hearing.......These children might end-up in a ''white'' foster homes where they'll be sexually abused because there'll be no strong bond.
well said
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-- crusifixo (m) at 15-08-2012 06:20PM
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if they try am for naija,no pikin go get parent again....... Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
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-- aso4life1 (m) at 15-08-2012 06:40PM
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Possessed MR AND MRS MUSA,UNA NO DO WELL

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-- wireless_radio (m) at 15-08-2012 06:56PM
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Quote from: jessymic on 15-08-2012 04:43PM
Too bad for them, if they are truelly guilty then they deserve the what they got

If were the Judge I go ask doctors to carry heer womb and take possession of their children and finally GIVE THEM ULTIMATE FREEDOM, FREE OF CHARGE---
AM I NOT A MERCIFUL JUDGE???
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