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Boko Haram: League of Imams Apologises to Epe Chief

11 Dec 2012

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Ndubuisi Ugah

The President and the entire members of the League of Imams of Epe Division of Lagos State have tendered an unreserved apology to an Epe High Chief, Lanre Razak, over an alleged letter purportedly written by the league in which Razak was alleged to be a Boko Haram leader.

While dissociating themselves from the said ‘malicious letter,’ purportedly signed by “17 misguided elements,” members of the League, led by its President, Chief Imam Kolawole Sanni, in a letter of apology, expressed dismay on “how a great financier like you could be linked with the dreaded sect that no reasonable person would like to be associated with.”

The League urged the relevant authorities not to bother to investigate the false alarm because of Razak’s past activities and immense contribution to the progress of in Epe Division, Epe township and Ita-Opo Central Mosque in particular.

“Based on this assertion, we unanimously tender our unreserved apology to you on behalf of all the names that appeared as signatories to the fake letter,” the letter read in part just as they solicited more for his assistance to ensure that peace continue to reign supreme in the division “so that we can move forward,” the League stated.

A group of people, who claimed to be members of the League of Imams and Alfas in Epe Division had petitioned that Razak, who is the Balogun-General of Epe Division in the state was training some hoodlums suspected to be members of Boko Haram with the aim of unleashing mayhem on the people.

In his reaction, Razak stated that the issue was about a vacant position of a Deputy Imam (Naibi), that was filled with a wrong candidate. And after the intervention of the League of Imam, it was discovered that the writers of the petition had malicious intention to tarnish the reputation of the High Chief, hence the letter of apology.

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