The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a man suspected to have killed his daughter, Miss Kausara Isiaka, for allegedly converting to Christianity.
According to a Reverend Daniel Oladimeji, one of the four persons he attacked with machete, the suspect had long been suspected to be the brain behind the attack.
According to the police public relations officer, DSP Olabisi Ilobanafor, one Mary Oladimeji of Calvary Church, Ayekale, Ibadan, reported the incident at the station at about 2am on February 26, 2014.
Though, the police are yet to determine his culpability or otherwise, the suspect allegedly sneaked into the church premises and inflicted machete cuts on four persons – Mary Oladimeji, his daughter Kausara Isiaka, Aanu and the pastor of the church.
It was further gathered that the father of the deceased who is a Muslim, allegedly pled severally with his daughter to rconsider her decision, before he began to make threats.
The police stated that the girl had to take refuge in the church to prevent her father from carrying out his threat. But on the night she took refuge in the church, a yet-to-be identified attacker broke in and inflicted machete injuries on the victims while they were sleeping.
One out of the four victims, the police confirmed, had injuries far more severe than the other three and had to be rushed to the Mobolaji Hospital, Oremeji, Ibadan, before others. She later died at the hospital.
"All the deeds of the apostate become null and void in this world and the next. He must be killed."—Malik ibn Anas
"In short, the fate of an apostate is worse than that of an original disbeliever. This is why Jizyah can be accepted from an original disbeliever while a male apostate who does not return to Islam is killed. If the apostate is a woman, she is imprisoned for life. The reason is that their conduct insults Islam and the insult of such a binding authority deserves no less a punishment."—Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi
Bukhari, volume 9, #17
"Narrated Abdullah: Allah’s Messenger said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Messenger, cannot be shed except in three cases: in Qisas (equality in punishment) for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (Apostate) and leaves the Muslims."
Bukhari, volume 9, #57
Narrated Ikrima, “Some atheists were brought to Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s messenger forbade it, saying, “Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).” I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Messenger, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”
Bukhari, volume 9, #58
Narrated Abu Burda, “Abu Musa said…..Behold there was a fettered man beside Abu Musa. Muadh asked, “Who is this (man)?” Abu Musa said, “He was a Jew and became a Muslim and then reverted back to Judaism.” Then Abu Musa requested Muadh to sit down but Muadh said, “I will not sit down till he has been killed. This is the judgment of Allah and his messenger,” and repeated it thrice. Then Abu Musa ordered that the man be killed, and he was killed. Abu Musa added, “Then we discussed the night prayers …..
Religion of peace indeed.