Go To Desktop Site
Custom Search

Ilorin Muslim Community to exhume corpse of man killed by lightening

Date: 2017-10-11

 

Members of the llorin Muslim Community in Kwara on Tuesday said they would exhume the corpse of a civil servant killed by lightening on September 20, in Oro, lrepodun Local Government Area.

The Coordinator of the llorin Muslim cemetery and a lecturer in the University of llorin, Abubakar Aliagan, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin.

Mr. Aliagan said that the llorin Muslim Community had perfected arrangement to exhume the corpse to give him proper Islamic burial.

NAN reports that the victim, a 47-year old Salami Adekunle, who was a staff of the Kwara College of Education, Oro was buried at a Christian cemetery, Okeose on September 21.

Mr. Adekunle was buried after his body was rejected at the Muslim cemetery in llorin.

Mr. Aliagan, however, said that the corpse was rejected for burial at the llorin Muslims cemetery on September 21 following the refusal of spiritualists to allow the dead body undergo prayer and bath ritual in the Islamic way.

Mr. Aliagan said that the llorin Muslim Community had secured court injunction with the approval of the state government and police permit to carry out the exhumation for the reburial at the llorin Muslim cemetery in accordance with Islamic injunctions.

The coordinator said that the Pathologists at the University of llorin Teaching Hospital, who would carry out the exhumation within the shortest time had been officially contacted.

On whether the family of the deceased will be briefed on the action, he said the family members were not part of the new arrangement since they had succumbed to the earlier burial.

The don said that the decision of the llorin Muslim Community to exhume the corpse and re-bury it in the Islamic way was justifiable since he died as a Muslim.

"We as Muslims have the moral duty to protect our brother who died as a Muslim but we were initially incapacitated when his family and the management of the College of Education, Oro allowed some ritualists to take over," he said.

The late Salami Adekunle, who hailed from llesha in Osun before his death by lightening was a staff at the Registry Department of Kwara College of Education, Oro.

(NAN)


Recent Posts

Wamakko sponsors 52 students to Ilorin Varsities

Kwara to release N4bn to offset salaries

Firm gives girls in ICT training in Kwara

Yolvicmike Football Academy places premium on youth development

MICRO-CREDIT, TAX HOLIDAY: How 'Maigida' Ahmed is putting money in the pockets of Kwara people

FG, States devoting paltry sum to education- Rep

Kwara Speaker pledges support for State NYSC Orientation Camp renovation

Adequate Funding Critical To Educational Growth Gov. Ahmed

Kwara: NLC urges Ahmed to pay LG workers

Blackout in Kulende: Kwara Speaker says It will soon be over

Offa/ Ijagbo Communal Clash: Kwara Speaker Calls for Calm

Kwara Assembly Calls For Prompt Release Of N450m For Accreditation Of Courses in State Owned Tertiary Institutions

We will probe, audit all registered aircrafts to ensure safety - Reps


Most Popular

List of Newly Appointed Chairmen and Members of Kwara Boards

OPINION: Imperative of Qualitative & Compulsory Education for African Children. By Bolaji Abdullahi

FAAC: KWSG Gets N3.4b as February Allocation

INTERVIEW: My dad is unabashedly fashionable - Yahaya Haliru Dantoro

Midnight fire destroys property in Ilorin

NEW YEAR ATTACK ON MUSLIM & CHRISTIAN WORSHIPERS IN ILORIN: A CALL FOR CAUTION

Early rains: NiMet warns farmers against planting

APC Moro LG's Resolution

'Jelili' Has Opened Doors for Me - Femi Adebayo

Sympathisers Besiege Saraki's Residence In Ilorin

OPINION: Rafiu Ibrahim: A Politician with midas touch. By Ahmed 'Lateef

Offa kingdom honours President Mahama

Senator donates N4m materials to Ilorin Emirate Youths