Ilorin Cemetery Rejects Corpse Killed By Lightning

Ilorin Cemetery Rejects Corpse Killed By LightningThe 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.

Dr Abubakar Aliagan, the Coordinator in charge of the cemetery, said that 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.

Aliagan 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.

He said the performance of traditional rituals on  Adekunle’s corpse after his death and the instructions warning against conducting Islamic rites on it  were  unacceptable to the management of the cemetery.

“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

The deceased, who hails from lnisa in Osun,  was until his death a staff  of  the Registry Department at the Kwara College of Education,  Oro.

The  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.

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