The orphanage which has been operating for over two decades was raided on December 25th last year and nineteen inmates of both sexes and various ages rescued.
Speaking to the press yesterday, the spokesman, Kano Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa alleged that Professor Tarfa connived with one medical doctor, Chidi Christopher who runs a maternity clinic at Nomansland area of Kano to steal the new born babies from their parents after birth.
He claimed that Dr Nwoye, who is currently at large, aided and facilitated procuring pregnant women to whom he gives necessary ante-natal medical care and after giving birth hands over the babies to the orphanage home.
The police also accused professor Tarfa’s wife Mercy Tarfa for aiding in sourcing the children through other illegal means.
The police spokesman explained that, “in our sustained effort to recover more missing children, the command on 25 December, 2019, got credible information that one professor Solomon Musa Tarfa of No. 15 Iroko Avenue, Nomansland Kano operates a private orphanage home named Du Mercy Children Development Ministry without government approval.
“He used the orphanage home to house children of both sexes reasonably believed to be illegally obtained”
He said based on the information, the command’s team of operation puff-adder was detailed for intelligence led operation where the said professor was arrested and nineteen children rescued from the orphanage.
Kiyawa further claimed that the command discovered an annexed orphanage linked to Professor Tarfa at Kaduna from where eight more children were rescued.
Reacting to the allegations while being paraded by the police, Professor Tarfa said his orphanage has been duly registered with Corporate Affairs Commission, describing his arrest and subsequent detention in police custody for over three weeks as a conspiracy orchestrated to tarnish his reputation.
He however refused to disclose the means through which the children are being sourced for the orphanage, saying only his lawyer could answer any question having to do with sourcing of the inmates.