corpse of a 47-year-old civil servant, Salami Adekunle, who was killed
by lightning in Oro, lrepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. Mr. Adekunle was struck to death on
Thursday after a downpour.
The Coordinator of the cemetery, Abubakar Aliagan, told the News Agency
of Nigeria in llorin that the cemetery had rejected the corpse.
Mr. Aliagan noted that 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 the corpse after his
death and the instructions warning against conducting Islamic rites on
it was 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,” Mr. Aliagan said.
The deceased, who hails from lnisa in Osun state, was until his death a
staff of the Registry Department at the Kwara College of Education, Oro.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Adesola Adewoye, said
the family of the deceased would meet and decide on the next line of
action to take on the burial arrangement.