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British Govt Detains Nigerian Couple’s Six Children was published by the National paper Leadership on 21 August 2011 and named the family, while the children's identities still need to be protected for legal reasons in the UK. Their horrendous 'case' is one of the representative stories that shall form the foundation for a Parliamentary Inquiry into White Collar Crimes.
In April 2010, five Musa children were taken by Haringey Council without any legal justification, and completely false allegations, such as the mother being a sex worker, the children being from different fathers and a visibly faked letter by the eldest daughter were gradually fabricated after the event.
DNA tests took unduly long and proved the contrary, but Haringey Council was adamant about inventing more reasons for keeping the children away from their parents.
The photo gallery shows clearly what a happy family they were, before they met Haringey Council. But their sixth child was taken by nine police officers at birth. In August 2010, the oldest daughter reported being "inappropriately touched" and she has not been seen or heard by either parents or siblings since. The other children have not been seen since May 2011, and the High Commission of Nigeria has been refused consular visits - contrary to Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.
Does this family have human rights? asks Christopher Booker in one of 14 articles about the Musa Family in The Telegraph: "A council whistleblower has said that, at a recent case conference, the social workers admitted that maybe they had made a mistake, and that the mother they had falsely accused was in fact devoted and blameless. But apparently, because of “press interest” in the case, the officials agreed that the council could not afford the very damaging publicity which might follow, if the unhappy children were reunited with their parents. It was therefore vital that the council should continue to justify its actions."
The news release Cash for Kids - especially Cute Nigerians was published on 21 August 2011 to present their story, perceived to be the worst of all known cases, as part of a larger picture. More on Social Services stealing Children aka State Kidnapping.
Unfortunately, their case of child snatching is only one of many, as Christopher Booker also wrote: Britain's forced adoptions: the hidden scandal we can't ignore. Hence our petition that The Secrecy of Family Courts should be Lifted NOW.
Fascinating comments have been expressed by signers of this and other petitions advocating the Rule of Law.
Since "chronic litigant" Maurice J Kirk BVSc has acted as their McKenzie Friend, there are news on his site and his support site, besides the Musa site. While trying to help the Musa Family, he ended up in Cardiff prison where he fears to be locked into a mental hospital for life. The Nigerian Standard covered his involvement here.
On 28th November, the Musas were arrested and refused bail on two occasions. You can use Email a Prisoner to write to Gloria Musa as prisoner A 2767 CJ in HMP Holloway and Joseph Musa as A 2793 CJ in HMP Pentonville respectively.
What can one call it, when victims are not only punished without crime, but also criminalised by those who are committing crimes behind the doors of official institutions?
In line with our request to the UK Judiciary The Secrecy of the Family Courts should be lifted NOW, President Zuma of South Africa is prepared for his country to boycott the Olympics in 2012.
He will call for other African countries to follow suit, as soon as he gets the 2,000 signatures that were collected via Facebook.
By way of example, there is a high profile case of Vicky Haigh who has not seen her 7-year-old daughter for 17 months is reported on www.vickyhaigh.wordpress.com and the Nigerian family whose six children were taken under completely false allegations by Haringey Council.
Do consider signing Paedophiles' rights? What about the rights of our children!, too!
This petition was started by Jane Davies in the streets of Carmarthen and published on Unity - Injustice. It is an expression of campaigning efforts by many individuals, organisations and John Hemming as the first and foremost MP.
"Lifting secrecy" implies not issuing 'injunction', 'reporting restriction' or 'gagging' orders, as reported in The untold story of gagging orders by The Independent: only 69 related to celebrities, while 264 were about children and young adults.
By publishing this petition, this site to support Vicky Haigh and this site to support Bishop Gloria Musa, I hope to raise awareness online. Here are the marvellous comments by petition signers.
Please note the videos of rallies Against Child Abuse in London!
Please note also that 100,000 signatures get us a formal debate in Parliament. At 100 per day, that means in 3 years!
The worst case and international cover-up seems to be Linda Lewis, but Ian Josephs who publishes Forced Adoption [revamped into Punishment without Crime] and has been helping families since the 60s, reckons that the Musa case is the worst.
The Education Select Committee has received this portfolio of nine cases for its investigation into "child protection".
Great Britain: The Stolen Children - Special Radio Prize for "shocking and relatively unknown human rights violations"
The Child Protection System in England - Submission to Education Select Committee by Florence Bellone - winner of above prize
MP claims 1,000 children "wrongly" adopted every year - BBC
Social Workers sex up abuse claims to snatch children for adoption - Sunday Express
Stop Social Workers removing Innocent Children for Forced Adoption!
Send the Musa Family back Home to Nigeria - WITH their Children!
Paedophiles' rights? What about the rights of our children!