Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Trouble as soldier attacks assaults prison Imam in Osun State

A soldier identified as Corporal Muritala Ibrahim on Monday battered the Chief Imam of the Federal Prison, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Malam Muritala Akanbi Tadese as the crisis rocking the renowned Islamic movement, Jama'at Ta'awunnil Muslimeen became messier.

The soldier who is serving in Maiduguri, Borno State was said to have come as bodyguard of the factional President of the organization, Malam Daood Molaasan to the venue of a reconciliation meeting held at the Islahudeen Government Middle School, Oke-Afo in Iwo, Osun State.

Daily Trust gathered that an argument ensued between the two factions of the group during the meeting and the soldier attacked the Chief Imam of the Ile-Ife Prison with his military belt and battered the Muslim cleric to the extent that the Imam was bleeding from the nose. .

The meeting was deadlock as a result of the incident and the matter was reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Iwo.The soldier was arrested by the police and he was detained for interrogation while the Imam has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment. .

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye confirmed the arrest of the soldier over the incident.He said the matter is under investigation to establish whether he is truly a military personnel and the reason for his action which eventually scuttled the efforts of the police to resolve the crisis.

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