Isese Saga: "Tani Olohun's Case is a Serious One”, Prominent Muslim Scholar Shares Details

Isese Saga: "Tani Olohun's Case is a Serious One”, Prominent Muslim Scholar Shares Details

  • Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara state located in north-central geopolitical, has been at the centre of attention lately
  • Amid the crisis and subsequent prohibition of the Isese Day celebration, one of the well-known Isese adherents, Tani Olohun, was picked up by the police
  • An Ilorin resident who spoke to, disclosed that the security operatives averted a fatal crisis

Ilorin, Kwara state - The leader of the Academy of Islamic Propagation (ACADIP), Mallam Yusuf Adepoju, has disclosed that Azeez Adegbola popularly known as Tani Olohun (Who is God?), has a plethora of cases on his neck.

Tani Olohun, a traditional worshipper and blogger, was arrested last week in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, based on petitions by several Muslims.

Tani Olohun/Tani Olohun arrested/Tani Olohun latest/Tani Olohun news
Tani Olohun (left) is currently in custody. Photo credits: Ọmọ Yorùbá Àtàtà, Adepoju Yusuf Olatunde Acadip
Source: Facebook

Tani Olohun arrested

He was subsequently remanded in a correctional centre in Kwara state until October 5, for defaming several Nigerian Islamic clerics, among other offences.

Read also

Old video of Mohbad's wife & Naira Marley lying on the same bed leaves mourners in utter confusion

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy!

The embattled Isese adherent first caught public attention in August 2022 when he filmed himself shredding the Holy Qur'an and burning it, boasting about his action. Muslims at the time, denounced the "offensive action", pointing out that Tani Olohun's action was unprovoked.

However, the recent rift between the minority Isese worshippers and Muslim-dominated Ilorin city boosted Tani Olohun's popularity. The Oyo state indigene deployed his Facebook page to create videos where he waged an online battle against Muslims.

Shedding light on the reason for Tani Olohun’s arrest, Adepoju said during a Facebook Live on Sunday, August 20:

“Tani Olohun committed crimes — going by the suit filed at the court by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Read also

FUNAAB defends student accused of poisoning girlfriend, issues clarification

“Both the people supporting him and those against him, if we are to be true to ourselves, everybody knows he erred.
“Concerning me, he did a Live video where he put my picture and claimed I am deceased. People started calling me. And he (Tani Olohun) did it a lot.
“And I watched one where he asked people to carry sticks and storm Iwo town to pummel the Mufti (Sheikh Dawood Malaasan) to death. His case is now a serious one. And it has now been enlarged.”

Meanwhile, security operatives, comprising policemen, operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Department of State Services (DSS), and the army, were stationed at the Yemoja River in Oko Olowo area of Ilorin, Kwara state, on Sunday, August 20.

It was gathered that the security surveillance at the Yemoja River was to prevent any breakdown of law and order at the proposed venue of the Isese festival.

Read also

“One déjà vu too many”: Reno Omokri reacts as Nigerian rapper, Oladip dies At 28

Marouf Bisoye, an Ilorin resident who spoke to, disclosed that the security operatives averted a fatal crisis. He noted that locals were determined to attack Isese adherents with deadly weapons had they attempted to celebrate Isese Day at the Oko Olowo River.

Tani Olohun sent to prison

Earlier, reported that Tani Olohun was remanded in prison for defamation, among other offences.

Tani Olohun was arrested on August 16 in Ibadan and taken to a police station in Ilorin, Kwara state.


Online view pixel