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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cemetery Rejects Body Of Man Killed By Thunderstorm

The corpse of a member of staff of the Registry Department of the College of Education in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mr. Salami Adekunle, was on Friday rejected for burial by the management of llorin Muslim Cemetery.

The civil servant, who died at the age of 47 and hailed from Ilesa in Osun State, was said to have been killed by thunderstorm during a downpour as he was leaving the institution’s examination office for the Registry Department at about 10am on Thursday.

It was learnt that when his corpse was taken to the cemetery for burial, the management of the cemetery refused to allow the corpse to be buried there.

The coordinator of the cemetery, Dr. Abubakar Aliagan, told journalists that the cemetery management unanimously rejected that the remains of Adekunle be buried in the cemetery following an instruction that the corpse should not undergo Islamic rites.

Aliagan said that Muslims in the vicinity had insisted that his death was not an act of God, even though; he was described as a practising Muslim during his lifetime.

He said, “If the late Salami will be buried in our Muslim cemetery, we have to do it in line with lslamic rites,’’ Aliagan said.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the College of Education in Oro, Mr. Adesola Adewoye, Adekunle’s family would meet and decide on what next to do concerning the matter.

From Punch


  1. Oh,i gerrit,they want to do some sango rites cause he was killed by thunder,and they want the Muslim cementry to accept him to be buried there. No! Oil and water don't mix. I'm a Cristian,but I understand where the Muslim cementry is coming from. If he must be buried in their cementry,Muslim rites and Muslim rites alone will be performed. Capish!

    1. A corpse is a corpse abeg. His family should bury him in their compound.

  2. But this Sango people sef. Anybody wey thunder Kill,dem believe say na sango. But it has a scientific basis. They actually die by electrocution. So if Live wire kill person,na sango? That's why I don't allow my kids play in the rain,if thunder strikes,as in a massive one anybody outside has the risk of getting electrocuted,sango or no sango. The thing even burns down high rise buildings that are not lightning-proof.

  3. God 4 forgive me nt sure d man hands were clean bcs anybody wey thunderstorm kill must b a thief or d persn don do bad tin b4.for yorubaland thunderstorm no jst dey kill persn @all....vry rare to see dis kind of tin

  4. Hian, it's mere electrocution naaa.

  5. They should burry him and let him rest.hian

  6. The family should take the body to their own state in osun to be buried


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