Ilorin Cemetery Officials Reject Corpse Of Civil Servant Killed By Lightening | The Precision

A Muslim Cementry
The management of llorin
Muslim Cemetery on Friday rejected the corpse of a 47-year-old civil
servant, Mr Salami Adekunle, who was killed by lightening in Oro,
lrepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.

Abubakar Aliagan, the Coordinator in charge of the cemetery, disclosed
this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin.
to him, the cemetery management unanimously rejected the burial of the
deceased following an instruction that the corpse should not undergo the
normal Islamic prayers and bath.
said while the deceased was described as a practising Muslim during his
life time, Muslims in his vicinity refused to accept that his death was
an act of God.
said the performance of traditional rituals on Adekunle’s corpse after
his death was unacceptable to the management of the cemetery, adding
that the burial of the deceased in the Muslim Cemetery must also be in
line with Islamic tenets.
“If the late Salami will sleep in our Muslim cemetery, we have to do it in line with lslamic rites,” Aliagan said.
NAN recalls that Adekunle was on Thursday struck to death by lightening during a downpour.
deceased, who hails from lnisa in Osun, was until his death a staff of
the Registry Department at the Kwara College of Education, Oro.
Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Adesola Adewoye, said
the family of the deceased would meet and decide on the next line of
action to take on the burial arrangement. 
Source: NAN

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