In News by stephen abiodun on the 08th, July, 2020

Conventional worshipers, Islamic leaders conflict over possession of corpse in Ogun

Traditional worshipers, Islamic leaders clash over ownership of corpse in Ogun

Some conventional worshipers and Islamic leaders in a neighborhood clashed on Tuesday over the possession of the corpse of a person who dedicated suicide within the Sagamu space of Ogun state.

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

Conventional worshipers, Islamic leaders conflict over possession of corpse in Ogun

Reviews have it 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 ritual have to be carried out to keep away from any repercussion of the dying within the space.

The Imam of Aduragbemi Mosque in Agura Sabo, the place the deceased prayed earlier than his dying, Nurain Ilyas, mentioned his members have been shocked by Jamiu’s dying.

He famous that they grew to become extra nervous when the normal 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 wish in my mosque and I at all times admonished him to make his religion stronger. I believe he hanged himself.

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

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

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

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