There is no justification for taking a human’s life. This horrific act meted out on an innocent woman in the name of “blasphemy” is totally unacceptable. Something needs to be done urgently by the authorities to stop this shameless trend.
The deceased was a Mrs. Bridget Patience Agbahime from Orodo town, Mbaitoli LGA in Imo State and married to Mr Mike Agbahime -a senior pastor of Deeper Life Bible Church, Brigade Quarters in Kano state. And for the records, she was beaten and stabbed to death with dangerous weapons. Speaking exclusively with National Helm in a phone chat, Mr Mike through his associate (pastor Kem also in Kano) gave point-to-point details of what transpired on that fateful day.
Mrs Bridget who sold plastic materials at the popular Kofar Wambai market had wanted to close her shop on Thursday June 2, 2016 by 4.30pm to go for a church programme. Her neighbour simply identified as Dauda who is a Muslim came in front of her shop to wash his hands and feet in preparation for his own prayers.
Mummy as fondly called by her church members told him to leave the front of her shop that she wants to lock the door. The man refused and told her to wait till he finishes with what he’s doing. (N.B; Mrs Bridget had been having serious problems with Dauda to the extent that their matter has been reported to the market’s association numerously).
So she persisted that he should leave her shop, instead of complying the man started raining abuses on her saying that he would deal with her in the market. After people started gathering around due to the insults and abuses, the man calmed down and left…
The woman thinking all had ended -went to meet her husband who also has a shop in the same market but different location to report as usual. Both her and her husband went to meet the landlord of her shop one Alhaji Mustapha – a prominent trader in the market which has been their advocate -to table the latest issue at hand.
While they were reporting the case to Mustapha in his shop, Dauda and his reinforced gang gathered and started chanting that the woman must die for blaspheming against prophet
Mohammed. The Alhaji pleaded with them to come back in a few days time promising to settle the matter but they vehemently refused and started stoning him. The Alhaji ran for his life leaving the Mr Mike and his wife in his shop…
The woman knowing that her end had come -knelt down and started praying before she was beaten and clubbed to death by the mob right in front of her husband.
Meanwhile, Dauda and his cohorts have been arrested and are currently in Kano State police station.. While Mr Mike has left his base located at Warri road and is currently at an undisclosed hotel in the metropolis over fear of his life.
The main question now is how is it that a 74-year-old woman who had lived in Kano for over 40 years and wife to a senior pastor in Deeper Life – blaspheme against prophet Mohammed when she knows better.