A Qur’anic teacher was on Sunday allegedly beaten to death by members of a vigilante group at Dabai community, Gwale Local Government, Kano state.
Musa Mai-Almajirai, was reported to be prominent Qur’anic teacher in the community, with hundreds of Almajiri pupils under his custody.
The teacher was allegedly beaten at the vigilante’s office after a woman accused him of abducting her son.
Speaking to Premium Times on Monday, Ibrahim, the son of the deceased, said that the commander of the vigilante group has been napped for the alleged crime.
“He was passing through and heard a newborn child crying at a dump site. He decided to pick up the toddler, and in the process, a woman shouted at him, calling him a child thief,” Ibrahim said.
“The alarm raised by the woman attracted the attention of the members of a vigilante group and other members of the community who started beating him.
“They took him to the vigilante’s office and continued the beating. He subsequently, collapsed.
“Some residents identified him and rushed him to a hospital, but he gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital.
“The police has arrested the commander of the vigilantes in the area, identified only as Munkaila, he is being interrogated at the Rigiyar Zaki Division,” Ibrahim said.
“The matter is already with the police, we believe that they will do justice to everyone, “he added.
Ibrahim added that the abandoned child has been handed over to the village head of the area.