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JUST IN! Clashes Between Traditional Worshippers And Islamic Leaders Over Suicide Victim’s Corpse In Ogun State

JUST IN! Clashes Between Traditional Worshippers And Islamic Leaders Over Suicide Victim’s Corpse In Ogun State

Sagamu space. Photograph: Ogun State Authorities

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta

There was a conflict between Islamic leaders and a few traditionalists on Tuesday in Sagamu, Ogun State, over the custody of the corpse of a 32-year-old man who dedicated suicide.

The deceased, Muhammed Jamiu, an electrician and father of 1, reportedly killed himself in his room on Yakubu Habibu Avenue, Agura, Sabo, Sagamu, on Monday evening.

PUNCH Metro gathered that though the deceased was a Muslim, some traditionalists tried to take possession of his stays shortly after the information filtered out.

The traditionalists reportedly insisted {that a} ritual has to be carried out to keep away from any repercussion of them dying within the space.

Talking with PUNCH Metro, the Imam of Aduragbemi Mosque in Agura Sabo, the place the deceased prayed earlier than his dying, Nurain Ilyas, mentioned his members had been shocked by Jamiu’s dying.

He was famous that they grew to become extra anxious when the standard worshipers tried to take over his corpse.

Ilyas mentioned, “His title is Muhammadu Jamiu. He was 32 years of age. He was an electrician. He was married with one child, however, divorced a few years in the past.

“He was an easygoing particular person. He used to hope in my mosque and I all the time admonished him to make his religion stronger. I feel he hanged himself.

“The police got here to examine the scene after it occurred on Monday evening.”

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Ilyas mentioned no suicide word was discovered across the scene of the incident.

On the conflict between the 2 spiritual teams, one other Islamic chief, Imam Sonubi Dauda, mentioned the matter was later taken to the palace of the standard ruler within the space.

In keeping with him, representatives of the standard worshipers requested contributions for a ritual to be carried out.

“They requested for about N150,000 earlier than they diminished it to N25,000; however we refused and didn’t give them a dime.

“We collected the important thing to the room the place the person hanged himself from them. I don’t know their drawback for the reason that police had ordered that the corpse ought to be buried,” he added.

Dauda mentioned the person was later buried in keeping with Islamic rites.

The chief of the Osugbo-Remo in Sagamu, Ifasola Opeodu, confirmed the incident as properly.

Opeodu advised PUNCH Metro that a few of his members had been on the scene for a ritual, including that they left the physique after the intervention of the palace authorities.

When requested why the traditionalists needed to take over the physique of a Muslim, Opeodu famous that there have been laid down traditions for anybody who died by suicide.

He mentioned, “If anybody dedicated suicide within the olden days, Oro worshipers and traditionalists would carry out rituals. However, issues have modified now. We now produce other religions.

“The Muslims will carry out the rites; our individuals left the physique for them.

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“On the finish of the day, our members had been settled; they had been settled on the palace.”

The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, mentioned the conflict between the spiritual teams was not formally dropped at the police.

He mentioned, “The deceased has been buried in keeping with Islamic rites; the Imam and members of the family of the person visited the police divisional headquarters at Sagamu to thank the police after the burial rites.

“The police heard that the standard ruler within the space resolved the matter and normalcy has returned.”

Supply: punchng.com

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