Nigeria: Tani Olohun Apologizes to Muslims, Expresses Unawareness of Qur’an Burning as an Offense
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Abdulazeez Adegbola, widely known as Tani Olohun, a prominent traditionalist, has issued a heartfelt plea to the Muslim community, seeking forgiveness for the alleged act of burning the Qur’an and defaming Muslim figures in Kwara State. Addressing the court after being granted bail, Tani Olohun expressed remorse, emphasizing that he promptly removed the video of the incident from his social media platform upon realizing the gravity of the offense.
Unaware that burning the Qur’an constituted an offense, he humbly appealed to “Alfa Labeeb” and the entire Muslim community, pledging not to repeat such actions of posting negative videos on social media. Magistrate A.S Adam presided over the court, granting Tani Olohun bail in the sum of N2 million with three sureties of equal value, two of whom must possess landed property within the court’s jurisdiction or in Oyo State. The case has been adjourned until January 9, 2024.
Notably, the complainant’s counsel, Taofeeq Olateju and Y.Y Ajibade, did not contest the bail application put forth by Tani Olohun’s legal representative, Barrister Ademola Banks. Tani Olohun faces two separate cases filed by Sheikh Labeeb Lagbaji and Modrasat Muhammed led by Professor Abubakar Aliagan, accusing him of burning the Qur’an and other offenses. With this recent development, Tani Olohun has obtained bail in all four cases across three different courts, where he stands accused of defamation and burning the Qur’an in Ilorin.