The deceased, Muhammed Jamiu, an electrician and father of one, reportedly killed himself in his room on Yakubu Habibu Street, Agura, Sabo, Sagamu, on Monday night.
The Imam of Aduragbemi Mosque in Agura Sabo, where the deceased prayed before his death, Nurain Ilyas, said his members were shocked by Jamiu’s death.
“His name is Muhammadu Jamiu. He was 32 years of age. He was an electrician. He was married with one kid, but divorced many years ago. He was an easygoing person. He used to pray in my 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 Monday night.”
Ilyas said no suicide note was 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 traditional ruler in the area.
According to him, representatives of the traditional worshipers requested contributions for a ritual to be performed.
“They asked for about N150,000 before they reduced it to N25,000; but we refused and did not give them a dime.
Dauda said the man was later buried according to Islamic rites.