- The Chief Imam of Offa, Sheikh Muideen Salmon Hussein, attributes the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke to the doing of Allah
- The cleric states that except Allah wills that a person be killed in a particular circumstance, no one else can kill such a person
- Sheikh Hussein urges people to dismiss the thought that some people killed Adeleke
The Chief Imam of Offa, Sheikh Muideen Salmon Hussein, has said the first civilian governor of Osun state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, was not killed by any man but by Allah.
The cleric made the statement on Monday, May 1, in Ede, the home country of the late senator at the eighth day Fida’u at Ede, The Nation reports.
NAIJ.com recalls that Senator Adeleke died in the early hours of Sunday April 23, amidst speculations amongst his supporters that he may have been poisoned.
But Sheikh Hussein noted that except Allah wills that a person be killed in a particular circumstance, no one else can kill such a person.
According to the Muslim cleric, Allah is the custodian of everything he created and he does with them as it pleases Him, including allotting them a time to die as it happened in the case of Senator Adeleke.
He said: “No one can kill a fellow human being except with the knowledge and permission of Allah. It is Allah that creates and it is He that kills. So, the notion that Senator Isiaka Adeleke was killed was an erroneous one.
“We should erase it from our mind and our thought that some people killed Adeleke. Allah created Adeleke. He made Adeleke governor. He gave him good life. He blessed him. He made him Senator. In fact, Allah made all Adeleke became in life possible.
“Who then killed him? The same Allah! That is the age Allah allotted him to spend on the surface of the earth. Don’t let us say what will infuriate Allah because Adeleke’s death was painful to us.
“He lived one year less than Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Adeleke spent 62 years while Prophet spent 63. We should therefore be thankful to Allah that Adeleke led a good life, one worthy of emulation.”
Speaking at the occasion, the secretary to the state governor, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, who spoke briefly on behalf of the state government, thanked everyone present for their love and concern for the family and the state and prayed for the repose of the soul of the late senator.
The gathering equally had in attendance former governors, lawmakers, monarchs, friends and well-wishers, who came to pay their last respect to the deceased and commiserate with the family members.
Prayers were offered for the repose of the soul of the late politician, who was until his death the Asiwaju of Ede Land.
Meanwhile, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state is to set up a panel to probe the cause of the sudden death of the former governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
The media aide to the governor, Semiu Okanlawon, in a statement on Sunday, April 30, said the state government wanted to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the senator in order to put the record straight, the Punch reports.
According to the statement, the governor described Senator Adeleke as a man of peace, who he said defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the August 2014 governorship poll in the state because he could not stand violence.
The government noted that the inquest into the Senator’s death was needed to put the record straight.
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