Veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina also known as Baba Suwe has been laid to rest on Thursday, in Lagos state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the veteran actor was committed to mother earth around 11:05 am.
Adesola Omidina, the late comic actor’s son, and other Nollywood stars attended the burial rites.
Many well-wishers and sympathisers could not hold back tears when they arrived at Baba Suwe’s residence to condole with his family.
Meanwhile, a slight disagreement between Islamic clerics and the family of the late Nollywood actor had caused a delay in the burial of the popular comic actor.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that Baba Suwe was 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.
The cleric, Sheikh Ahamad Olanrewaju Alfulanny, who spoke to newsmen, 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.
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