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Islamic cleric flees after beating student to coma in Ilorin

An Islamic cleric, simply identified as Alfa Moshood, fled after allegedly beating up one of his students to coma for stealing his locally made safe, popularly called ‘kolo’.

The student, a 14-year-old boy (names withheld), in his confession, after he regained consciousness, said the cleric flogged him severely with a ‘koboko’.

According to Daily Trust, the teenager added the cleric instructing about 60 people who were around at the time in his Qur’anic centre at Ogidi, Opposite Federal College, Ilorin, to flog him 10 strokes of the cane each until he almost passed out.

He said that was done while he was held down on a table by others.

The teenager disclosed that his mother, Ajara, enrolled him in the Qur’anic centre about a year ago.

The cleric fled after the case was reported at the National Human Right Commission, Kwara State branch.

A representative of the commission, Barrister Ahmed Rufai, told our correspondent that the boy is presently on admission at an undisclosed hospital in Ilorin West Local Government while efforts are on to arrest the said teacher.

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