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Alleged Blasphemy: Islamic cleric and 14 others arrested over murder of vigilante member in Abuja

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Fifteen suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of Ahmad Usman, a member of a vigilante group, in the Lugbe area of the FCT on June 4, 2022.

Islamic cleric and 14 others arrested over murder of vigilante member over alleged blasphemy in Abuja
Islamic cleric and 14 others arrested over murder of vigilante member over alleged blasphemy in Abuja

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said in a statement, that the arrest of the suspects followed the investigation into the killing of the 30-year-old.

The Islamic cleric who allegedly incited a mob that killed the security guard for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed at the Tipper Garage, Lugbe, Abuja, was one of those arrested.

Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, CP Babaji Sunday who vowed that the command would be brought to justice, directed that Malam Lawan and others who participated in the extra-judicial mob action be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command.

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