“Ajimobi’s burial still in line with Islamic injunction”, Islamic cleric

Ajimobi's burial
Abiola Ajimobi

By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan

SOME Islamic cleric has mentioned burying the previous governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who died on Thursday on the fourth day didn’t flout any Islamic injunction.

His stays have been interred at his Oluyole residence amid tight safety 4 days after his demise.

There was a heated controversy over the place the previous governor needs to be buried.

While talking with Vanguard on the delay in burying him, a private assistant to the Chief Imam of Ibadan, AbdulFatai Alaga mentioned if there was a problem that delayed the burial, it could possibly be placed on maintain however should not exceed the third day.

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Another Islamic cleric, AbdulFatai Mohammed clarified that “if the person died in the morning, he could be buried at 2 pm or 4pm on that same day”.

” But, if that individual died at night time or morning, he could be buried between 2 and 4pm”.

Earlier, there was a heated controversy over the place the ex-governor needs to be buried.

Vanguard gathered that the Oyo State Government was reportedly reluctant in permitting Ajimobi household to bury the physique at Agodi GRA because of a pending court docket case.

But, the Oyo State Government strongly denied insinuations that it was liable for the delay in burying the instant previous governor.

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the insinuations amounted to a depraved lie.

The assertion learn: “Because of the intense enquiries from news media organisations regarding the perceived delay in burying the late former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Government wishes to place on record that there is no truth in the rumour making the rounds that the burial is being delayed by the state government.”

“The hearsay, which is being intentionally unfold to offer the state authorities a foul identify and to play undue politics with the useless, initially got here by the way in which of social media gossip, which gained traction to draw the eye of conventional media outfits.

“Several media outfits reached out to the Media Office of the Governor of Oyo State to make enquiries on this barefaced lie on Saturday.

“Let it’s said clearly that the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has performed no position in any respect in inflicting any delay in any way concerning the burial of his instant predecessor, Senator Ajimobi.

“The reality of the matter is that the household, by way of a proxy, approached the state authorities and sought approval to bury the late governor on a plot of land at Agodi GRA, which is presently below litigation.

“Incidentally, it was the identical former Governor Ajimobi who instituted the authorized motion.

“Governor Seyi Makinde had no selection than to state the details as they’re to the emissaries and switch down the request.

“Governor Makinde, nonetheless, towards the established land use rule in Oyo State, accredited that the household can bury the late governor in his Oluyole Estate residence.

“It is to be famous that the principles guiding land use in Government Reservation Areas (GRA) forbid the burial of our bodies in such areas as Oluyole Estate and Agodi GRA.

“Let us additionally placed on report that whereas the household didn’t observe the laid down protocols in passing info on the illness and eventual demise of Senator Ajimobi, Governor Makinde neglected all that and directed the total cooperation of the federal government with the household on this matter.

“It can only amount to a wicked lie to insinuate that the incumbent government in Oyo State attempted to obstruct the burial of the immediate past governor.”

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