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Abuja: Police Reveals Identity Of Man Burnt To Death Over Alleged Blasphemy




The Abuja police command has revealed the identity of the man killed on Saturday in the Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory over alleged blasphemy.

According to the security, the identity of the victim is Ahmad Usman a 30-year-old man.

The force further stated that it has commenced an investigation into ths blasphemous killing.

The spokesperson of the command, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the development in a chat with Punch.

Adeh said, “Normalcy has since been restored to the area concerning the situation while monitoring, and surveillance of the area continues.

“Residents are, however, urged to go about their lawful duties without fear or apprehension of any kind from any quarters as the discrete investigation continues to unravel facts surrounding the ugly incident and to effect the arrest of the perpetrators therein.

“We understand that one Ahmad Usman a 30years old member of the local vigilante around Tippa garage at Federal Housing Estate in Lugbe Area of the Federal Capital Territory got into an argument with a Cleric (Mallam) whose name is yet unknown from the same area.

“The heated argument degenerated into an outbreak of violence that led to the murder and setting ablaze of Ahmad Usman by the enraged mob mobilized by the clergy numbering about two hundred.”

The police further stated that they were able to stop the violence from escalating.

Adah added, “Upon the receipt of this information, a quick intervention team comprising of The Surveillance and Ambush team of the Command attached to the Lugbe Divisional Police Headquarters was drafted to the scene where the enflamed victim was rescued suffering severe degrees of burn and taken immediately to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by a Doctor on call.”

The Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday who condemned juggle justice said, “We’re outrightly against jungle justice. The law is against, and adequate sanctions will be meted on subscribers of this crude and dastardly act.”

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