A slight disagreement between Islamic clerics and the family of late Nollywood actor Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, has caused a delay in the burial of the popular comic actor.
Baba Suwe was laid to rest on Thursday in his Ikorodu residence in Lagos state. A massive crowd early Thursday morning besieged the Ikorodu residence of the late actor to catch a glimpse of his body.
Islamic cleric 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 a few hours of being pronounced dead.
He said although Baba Suwe, until his demise, was a celebrity, Islam does not give room for unnecessary jamboree during burials.
“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,” Alfulanny was quoted by The Nation to have said.