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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Missing Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Mushafau Bakare, Found Dead Inside Car

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By Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Popular Islamic cleric and Chief Imam of Atiba community in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Sheikh Mushafau Bakare, who was suspected to have been abducted by gunmen, has been found dead.

The remains of Chief Sheikh Mushafau Bakare was found inside his SUV Toyota Highlander Jeep at  Ikangba in Odogbolu Local Government Area of the State.

Family members, relatives and close associates of the cleric had earlier raised an alarm that Bakare might have been abducted on Wednesday night, prompting them to set up a search party which went about looking for him.

But on Police operatives attached to Obalende Divisional Police Office, Ijebu Ode, discovered his lifeless body in his SUV said to have been acquired recently.

It was learnt that the family and friends were thrown into fear over his safety when it dawned on them that Bakare's mobile lines kept ringing for hours without response from his end while search operations lasted.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had not responded to confirm or deny the unfortunate fate of Bakare.

The cleric is expected to be interred today in the community, according to Islamic rites.

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