The Presbyterian Church Cameroon, PCC has condemned acts of torture meted out on a 17-year-old boy within the family of one of its pastors in Douala recently that sent the victim to the hospital.
In a statement published last end of week, the PCC says nothing justifies such a heinous act on anybody, not to talk of children who are gifts from God and a blessing to families and mankind.
The statement further reads that “If God is love then our actions towards our children or any child should be motivated by love. It is the right of every child to benefit from protection no matter what. Children, like adults have the same human rights as adults. For example, they should never be subjected to torture or ill-treatment.”
We equally learn that the PCC Moderator, the Rt Rev. Samuel Fonki Forba instructed that the child receive the best medical care at the Presbyterian Health Complex Bepanda in Douala for free.
Rev. Fonki Forba also dispatched a ‘high level’ delegation of three pastors to visit and console the child at the hospital headed by the Synod Clerk of the PCC – Rev. Miki Hans Abia, the Constitution Secretary – Rev. Bame Samuel Nji, and the Presbyterian Secretary for East Mungo South Presbytery – Rev. Ayuk Jones Ebot.
Reports have it that the said pastor’s wife poured hot water on the 17-year-old boy over allegations that he stole the sum of FCFA 60,000.
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