Drama As Islamic Leaders And Traditional Worshipers Clash Over Ownership Of Corpse In Ogun




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Some worshipers and Islamic leaders in a community clashed on Tuesday over the ownership of the corpse of a who committed suicide in the Sagamu area of Ogun state.

The deceased, Muhammed Jamiu, an electrician and father of one, reportedly killed himself in his room on Yakubu Habibu Street, Agura, Sabo, Sagamu, on night.

Reports have it although the deceased a Muslim, some traditionalists attempted to possession of his remains shortly after the news filtered out.

The traditionalists reportedly insisted a must be performed to avoid any repercussion of the death in the area.

The Imam of Aduragbemi Mosque in Agura Sabo, where the deceased prayed before his death, Nurain Ilyas, said his members were shocked by Jamiu’ death.

He noted they became worried when the worshipers attempted to over his corpse.

Ilyas Said;

“His name is Muhammadu Jamiu. He 32 years of age. He an electrician. He married one kid, but divorced many years ago. He was an easygoing person. He used to pray in mosque and I always admonished him to make his faith stronger. I think he hanged himself.

“The police came to inspect the scene after it happened on night.”

Ilyas said no suicide note found around the scene of the incident.

On the clash between the two religious groups, another Islamic leader, Imam Sonubi Dauda, said the matter was later taken to the palace of the ruler in the area.

According to him, representatives of the traditional worshipers requested contributions for a to be performed.

“They asked for about N150,000 before they reduced it to N25,000; but we refused and did give them a dime.

“We collected the to the room where the hanged himself them. I don’t know problem since the police had ordered that the corpse should be buried,” he added.

Dauda said the was later buried according to Islamic rites.

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