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OPC Members Kill Amir’s Son Over Alleged Theft

A son of a popular Ede-based Islamic cleric, Ibraheem Olaiya, was killed by hoodlums for allegedly stealing rods belonging to the Redeemer’s University, Ede.

Ibraheem, a welder and son of the Amir of Zumuratu Mumini in Ede, was said to have been lynched by a group suspected to be members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) after he was accused of stealing the iron rods.

His accomplice, an unidentified driver of a commercial bus, who conveyed him to cart away the products, was beaten black and blue.

Ibraheem, who reportedly had been put under surveillance, was allegedly caught in the act early Sunday morning.
He was said to have been rushed to Oke-Iresi Police Division before the policemen asked that he should be taken to the hospital.

But before Ibraheem could get to State Hospital in Ede, he had allegedly given up the ghost.

Head, Directorate of Public Affairs, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, denied any link of the OPC members with the institution.

He confirmed the death of Ibraheem and said he did not die within the university premises.

Adeleye, who spoke with journalists in his office, said the report he received was that Ibraheem was killed by unknown people.

Adeleye further disclosed thieves came in a bus to rob houses in community adjoining the university.

Insisting that the institution had no link with the death of Ibraheem, he said the Redeemer’s University, Ede operates a non- violence policy.

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