Bolaji Agoro’s Death : How Three Muslims Lawyers Found Their Ambition Crashed Like A Pack Of Cards Under Gov. Makinde | Ishaq Kunle Sanni



Ishaq  Kunle  Sanni

Allah  knows  best

As Muslims  there is nothing  like untimely or premature  death.  When you die it is your  time

Like Barrister Waheed  Lawal  rightly pointed  out, if somebody is responsible  for their death the fact that it was their time does not exonerate  the person  who caused their demise. The death  of Brother Abdurazaq Bolaji broken to me by Dr Daud Amoo Alaga hit me  like a thunderbolt last night. When I tried to corroborate  with his bossom friend Barrister Muttalib  Bayo Ojo who was sobbing  like a kid I knew i was in for an insomnia  night. Barrister  Kola Adetunji completed  one of my worst  days on earth when through  our  phone  conversation  he asked rethorically  IS IT A CRIME TO BE A BRILLIANT  MUSLIM IN OYO STATE?, I shed tears uncontrollably as I was terribly  devastated.

Let the whole  world know  what transpired on the proposed  appointment  of new judges in Oyo state. We are not bordered  by the irresponsible  antics of the hired hypocrites, masquerading  as NIGERIA  SUPREME  COUNCIL  FOR ISLAMIC  AFFAIRS. An inexisting organisation  formed by professional anti Islamic elements who opposed the progress of Islam for pecuniary  gains ,yet they have nothing  to show for their chicanery and dishonest mien.

They have been  on this stupid adventurism for over forty  years  and unless  a miracle  happens  they would  die without  qualms running  the errands of  the undisguised  enemies  of Islam.

For record  purposes the government  of oyo state under Governor  Makinde decided to appoint three judges .

Traditionally  three agencies  normally nominate the most  qualified




Series of tests and interviews were conducted  by consultants engaged  by the erstwhile  Attorney  General and commissioner for justice in oyo state, Professor  Oyelowo Oyewo.

As fate would  have it the three arms nominated Muslims as the best in the exercise.

Alhaja Fatima Badrudeen was nominated  from  the Judicial arm, Prince Wasiu Gbadegesin was nominated  from the Ministry  Of Justice  and Alh Abdurazaq Bolaji Agoro was nominated by the Nigeria  Bar Association.

As could  be predicted  our traditional traducers and antagonists  were flabbergasted  and cried wolf where there was none. In spite of the fact that casting  a retrospective  glance the Christians have enjoyed  similar opportunities  in the past  and the Muslims  were taciturn because they thought it was  meritocracy  at  work  not knowing it was Christian manipulation that stinks to high heavens.The truism however is that if ten Muslims were appointed  it would  not have  been  sufficient  to equal  the number  of Christians  already within the oyo state judiciary.  But are Muslims  not supposed  to  be  flotsam and jetsam  of the society.? Are they not supposed  to  be backbenchers?.  Are we surprised.?  Were we not warned by Allah in the Holy  Qur’an  to be circumspect  of the natural antagonism  of the Christians  against  us when He said in the Holy Qur’an  2:110


Can Allah’s  axiom be in doubt? .  That is why when we recite the Holy  Qur’an we end it by saying THE WORDS OF ALLAH  ARE TRUE

The first action  from Makinde’s government to torpedo  getting  these Muslims appointed  as judges was to transfer Prince Wasiu  Gbadegesin  from Ministry  of justice  to the Ministry  Of Education. This was a travesty of justice but  meant to put Muslims  where Makinde wants them to be SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. Pray what is a lawyer’s duty in the Education  Ministry?

Makinde and his former  Attorney General, Professor Oyewo  were intolerably  commited to torpedo  the  professional  ambition  of these  people  whose  only ‘Atrocity ‘ was being  Muslims

The Governor  was lackadaisical  to  the religious  sensitivities  of the Muslims  who inadvertently  voted him into  power, so refused  to  forward  their names to National  Judicial  service commission on time  for final assent. Eventually  with official fiat another Christian  who did not  pass  through  all the rigmarole was appointed by the Governor. Despite the cacophony  of hues and cries from Muslim groups  to this apparent and fatuous injustice  Makinde  was  unruffled.  Of course  some powerful  Muslims who can sell their conscience  for a pot of porridge are on his payroll.

  Even if  he surreptitiously  send his hooligans to demolish  Mosques , take over Eid  prayer  grounds and convert it  to a recreation  center or destroy  a burial  ground, these hypocrites  would  find justification  for it. Alh Isa Akindele one of our  most respected  Aalim and Amir of Izalatul Bidia  Wa Iqamatu Sunna Alh Salisu were living  witnesses when a retired  Professor  of Islamic studies  from  University  Of Ibadan (not Professor  Noibi) defended the proposed destruction  of the Hausa community cemetery at Moniya for dry port saying  it was  done before  in Madina without telling  us where  and when it happened  in Madinah.  This slavishness to an ephemeral, transient and fleeting  authority was for the political  office holder to be in the good  book  of a young man at the corridors  of power.

May Allah  not subjugate us to the transitory authority  of a man of our son’s age.

This kind of shamelessness  is the albatross  of the Ummah  in Yorubaland  ready to  sell Islam for selfish  interest.

It was the daughter of our celebrated cleric , late Sheikh Yekeen Mukadam of oyo Alaafin, Fatima  Badrudeen  that died first . From all indications  she was not suffering  from any terminal  ailment. Few days later as Prince  Wasiu  Gbadegesin  was  running  from  pillar to post before he was  returned  to his natural  professional  habitat the Ministry  of justice  he also  died probably  due to excessive  stress and exhaustion.

Yesterday  Barrister  Abdurazaq Bolaji Agoro  after praying  Ishai with the hope of going to ighoho today  for sallah also died. He was on the platform  of  NBA by 5pm yesterday.  He spoke to Professor Egbewole  supervising his PHD at University of Ilorin  that he  would be in the University  on Thursday after the Ileya festivities in Ighoho. That will show he was not in bad shape  health  wise yesterday.

Three Muslims  found their ambition  crashed  like a pack of cards. They  were loathed, hated , detested and depised by Makinde  led Government  and they died without  achieving  the zenith  of  their professional  calling.  The first two who died earlier  were speedily  replaced  by Makinde  with Christians . Why?  Were they awaiting  their death? Why the hurry in replacing without any sympathy?Who will not die.? We would all die, it is definite . I will  die one day and all the powerful  men would one day leave their olympian  gubernatorial  offices and also die one day. What legacy are we going to leave behind.?  Is it  as somebody who out of mischief,  animosity and intransigence  caused the death of many.? The insecurity  in oyo state that  is becoming  uncontrollable ,sickening and unfathomable  is a story for another  day but all the same calls for concern.The dilemma is what should  we do about the unfortunate  death of these  Muslims?.  Brother  Tajudeen  Alabede is suggesting  a legal action  against  the Governor  on the basis  that  his laissesfaire and lackadaisical  attitude  resulted in the death of the two brothers  and the sister. Not being  a lawyer  i may not know  the desirability  of this action though it emanated from a cerebral intellectual.

Some people  are suggesting  a well publicised  prayer in an open ground  where Muslims  would be sensitised  on the escapades that culminated  into their destined death.

Your  suggestion  on this platform  may be unwarranted because  there are many enemies pretending as friends  within. In sha Allah  a stakeholders  meeting of the Muslim community  of  oyo  state would  hold after the Eid to brainstorm  on this heart rending issue.

Those with ideas should  not use this platform  to be shooting  suggestions  from  all cylinders.  It is preposterous.  Let us pray fervently  that Allah  forgives  the dead lawyers and admit them to jannat  Firdaous .

May Allah  spare  the lives of other brothers  in the legal profession and the lives of all us. We should  not because  of this trend be discouraged from fighting  for the cause of Islam as we have always  done.

Our guiding principle  should be Qur’an  3:160


A Muslim  should not insinuate that one person’s  death was caused by another  mortal  but it could  circmstantially  result from act and inaction of an homosapien.  Allah gives and Allah takes. Glory to Him in His Majesty

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