ARRESTED, INTERROGATED, but never beyond God's liberating love

In The Mid -1990s, during the rule of the previous head of state in Nigeria, my husband, Toye, was arrested by the feared State Security Service [SSS]. He was taken into detention without knowing what was going on. I was not around when they came for him. I had gone to the market to get some things for our family. When I came home, I found a note by the door saying that he had been taken away.

In those days, if these men took someone away, it was like a death sentence. I wondered, "Who is going to help me? What have we done?" Then I said to myself, "God is good, and good cannot be repaid with evil." Although I didn't know what we had done wrong, I went to the security service office by myself, with confidence in God.

Finding freedom
December 12, 2005

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