The reported discovery of human parts with the suspects mentioned in the article is indeed a shocking and saddening incident. The traditional rulers, Oba Raimi Bolarinwa Idowu and Oba Adebayo Dauda Omotosho, have strongly condemned the act, stating that it is not only unIslamic, but also a betrayal of the Muslim faith.
They have called for a meeting with Imams, Alfas, and other Muslim residents to discuss the incident and find ways to prevent such occurrences in the future.
The monarchs emphasized that Islam cannot be associated with such diabolical acts and expressed their concern for the safety of the community, especially parents who have children studying at The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
They have appealed to the police and the court to ensure that justice is served and that the suspects do not walk free. Additionally, they have stated their intention to ask the suspects to leave the community, as they do not want such individuals in their midst.
The Imam of Awotan Central Mosque, Alhaji Abdullahi Adedotun Adesina, also condemned the actions of the suspects, stating that their acts were unIslamic and not supported by the teachings of the Quran. He emphasized that intentionally taking someone’s life is not permissible in Islam.
The community residents have declared the suspects persona non grata and have requested that they not be allowed to return to the community. They believe that the suspects should face the appropriate punishment for their crimes.
The Chief Missioner of the Muslim Community in Apete, Alhaji Tajudeen Alowolese, expressed his sadness over the stain on the community’s reputation caused by the suspects’ actions. He urged that they not be allowed to use connections to escape the consequences of their crimes.
The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Rufus Akande Adegoke, called for truth and unity among the community members to address the crime committed. He emphasized the importance of abiding by the law and not tarnishing the reputation of the community, particularly The Polytechnic, Ibadan. The DPO highlighted that the development of a community relies on truth and love for one another.
The traditional rulers, religious leaders, and law enforcement authorities are united in their condemnation of the acts committed by the suspects. They are determined to seek justice and take measures to prevent such incidents from recurring in the community.