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JUST IN: Controversy Over Baba Suwe’s Burial as Islamic Clerics Disagree with Family Over Rites

A slight disagreement between Islamic clerics and the family of late Nollywood actor Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe has caused a delay in the burial of the popular comic actor.

The Nation reports Baba Suwe will be laid to rest on Thursday in his Ikorodu residence in Lagos state.

A massive crowd early Thursday morning besieged the Ikorodu residence of the late actor to catch a glimpse of his body.

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The cleric, Sheikh Ahamad Olanrewaju Alfulanny, who spoke to The Nation, expressed dissatisfaction over the un-Islamic practices exhibited by the family and other well wishers.

He noted that in Islam, the normal practice is to bury a dead person within a few hours of being pronounced dead.

He said although Baba Suwe, until his demise, was a celebrity Islam who does not give room for unnecessary jamboree during burials.

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He said, “There are so many things that they are doing, that are un-Islamic, they put his body in a casket, some other well-wishers even said they want to take his body round, but the family has told us they won’t bury him with his body inside the casket.”

Well-wishers, sympathisers were unhappy over the decision but the clerics said the family has agreed to abide by the Islamic practice.

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