Former Minister of Aviation, Femi-Fani-Kayode, has accused the dethroned Emir, Muhammad Sanusi 11 of beheading Gideon Akaluka.
Fani-Kayode made this known in a statement made available to 9News Nigeria on Monday via his official Facebook page.
According to Fani-Kayode, “the deposed” one led the crowd that severed Akaluka’s head from his body and paraded it on a long pole.
Fani-Kayode said : “Now that he that beheaded Gideon Akaluka has been deposed it is time to bring him to justice for murder.”
“Akaluka was butchered by a Kano mob in the mid-1900’s for allegedly desecrating the Koran.”
“The deposed one led that crowd, severed his head from his body and paraded it on a long pole.”
“He was hidden from Abacha in a Sokoto prison for two years after committing this heinous crime whilst all his co-conspirators were summarily executed by the security forces.”
“A prominent banker whose son has been convicted of Islamist terrorism in America intervened on his behalf, begged Abacha and consequently he was later set free and allowed to go down south and into banking.”
“The full edition of this story will be told on another day.”
According to report, Akaluka was a young Igbo trader who allegedly desecrated the Koran which caused riot.
Akaluka was arrested in December after his wife allegedly used pages of the Koran as toilet paper for her baby. After he was imprisoned by the police, a group of Muslims broke into the jail, killed him, and walked around the city parading his severed head.
But Akaluka’s lawyer said he had obtained affidavits which proved that his client was not at the compound at the time and that the woman allegedly guilty of the offence was not his wife.
No one has been arrested for Akaluka’s murder.