Alleged Blasphemy: FCT Police Command Arrests 15 Suspects


FCT Police Command has arrested 15 suspects at Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe in Abuja, who reportedly set ablaze a vigilante personnel for alleged blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad.

The young vigilante, identified simply as Ahmad Usman who hails from Nasarawa was killed by an angry mob for alleged blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam.

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He was accused of blaspheming the Islamic Prophet in his insistence to compel all businesses to close for the 12-midnight deadline on Friday, 3rd June 2022.

A statement by the Police Command, which was signed by its Public Relations Officer reads:

The FCT Police Command has arrested 15 suspects in connection with the violence and killing of the late Ahmad Usman, a member of a vigilante group, in the Lugbe Area of the FCT on June 4, 2022.

The arrest of the suspects follows ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident and circumstances that led to the killing of the 30-year-old Usman.

We assure that the Command would get to the root of the matter and bring all the perpetrators to book. We, therefore, reiterate that justice would be served in the matter.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the victim, Ahmad Usman a.k.a. Small Hundaru, was reportedly kept at a vigilante office in the area before the angry youths mobilised and seized him from his place of refuge over alleged blasphemy.

This recent incident came in the aftermath of the brutal murder of Deborah Samuel.

Samuel, who was a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was stoned to death and set ablaze in the school premises for allegedly making unflattering comments about Prophet Muhammad.

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A gory image and video clips of the incident on Thursday, May 12, caused stirs on social media as Nigerians took sides based on religious beliefs and personal convictions.

In the aftermath of the tragic incident, CAN’s General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, stated in a statement released on Friday, May 13, that the killers’ actions must be condemned by all right-thinking people.


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