Abuja blasphemy killing: 15 suspects in police cell

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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested 15 people for setting Ahmad Usman ablaze for alleged blasphemy at Lugbe on June 4.

The spokesperson of the Command, Josephine Adeh, said this in a statement.

The deceased, a vigilante member, was said to have been set ablaze after an argument with one of the Muslim clerics in the area, who mobilised a mob, accusing the victim of blasphemy.

The statement reads partly, “The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested 15 suspects in connection with the 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.

“The Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Babaji Sunday, has assured that the Command will get to the root of the matter and bring all the perpetrators to book. The CP, while calling for calm, reiterated that justice would be served in the matter.

“Additionally, members of the public are urged to remain vigilant, eschew every form of disorderliness, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the police.”


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