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Monday, July 13, 2020

Magu a "Multireligious" Man Who Attends a Church?

By Farooq A. Kperogi

I had no idea that Ibrahim Magu, embattled former acting chairman of the EFCC, is a "multi-religious" man who attends a church.  

I thought he was just a Muslim, although northern Nigeria is so complex that merely bearing a "Muslim name" is not sufficient to conclude that one is a Muslim. (Read my December 24, 2017 column titled "Hausa-Speaking Northern Christian Names: An Onomastic Analysis.")

In the 1 billion naira lawsuit Prophet Emmanuel Omale just threatened to file against the News Agency of Nigeria for reporting that he laundered "re-looted funds" for Magu in Dubai, his lawyer wrote, among other things,

"1. That our client is the General Overseer of an Inter-denominational/Multi-religious Prayer Ministry, which Mr. Ibrahim Magu attends."

Note that the verb the suit chose is "attends," which means it is habitual action, not a one-off event.

Assuming that Magu is a Muslim, what does attending "an Inter-denominational/Multi-religious Prayer Ministry" mean? 

There is only meaning I can deduce: What corruption has joined together, let no religion put asunder!


Anonymous said...

In Nigeria, unuted we stand on corruption. We are ever firmly United on corruption and grotesquely divided on nation building and economic development. What a useless country!

Ernie said...

Gradually, the facade of this administration fight against corruption is being laid bare for all to see.

Unknown said...

Hahahaha, it's funny. "what corruption has joined together, let no religion put asunder." Your deduction.