Islamic cleric and 14 others arrested for the murder of a vigilante member over an alleged blasphemy in Abuja

On June 4, 2022, fifteen individuals were arrested in connection with the assassination of Ahmad Usman, a member of a vigilante organization, in the Lugbe Area of the FCT.

According to a statement from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, the suspects were apprehended after an inquiry into the 30-year-death. old’s

One of those arrested was an Islamic cleric who allegedly incited a mob to assassinate a security officer at the Tipper Garage in Lugbe, Abuja, for supposed blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.

CP Babaji Sunday, the Commissioner of Police for the FCT Command, who promised that the command will be brought to justice, ordered that Malam Lawan and others involved in the extrajudicial mob action be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the FCT Command.

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