Baba Suwe: Islamic clerics, family disagree over burial rite
There was a slight misunderstanding between Islamic clerics and family of late Nollywood actor Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe which caused a delay in the burial ceremony.
According to The Nation report, Baba Suwe will be laid to rest on Thursday in his Ikorodu residence in Lagos state.
Massive crowd early Thursday morning besieged the Ikorodu residence of the late actor to catch a glimpse of his body.
Speaking to journalists on the development, the cleric identified as Sheikh Ahamad Olanrewaju Alfulanny expressed dissatisfaction over the un-islamic practices exhibited by the family and other well wishers.
He noted that in Islam, the normal practice is to bury a dead person within few hours of being pronounced dead.
He said although Baba Suwe, until his demise, was a celebrity Islam who does not give room for unnecessary jamboree during burials.
He said, “There are so many things that they are doing, that are un-Islamic, they put his body in a casket, some other well-wishers even said they want to take his body round, but the family has told us they won’t bury him with his body inside the casket.”
Well-wishers, sympathisers were unhappy over the decision but the clerics said the family has agreed to abide by the Islamic practice.