MPAC Reacts to the Threat to Life of MURIC Director, Akintola.
Thursday, 4 April 2019.
In response to the recent threat to life of the Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola by a Deputy Registrar at the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Henry S. A. Osidehinde, MPAC has called for an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the matter.
Mr Osidehinde was alleged to have issued the threat (which was captured in an audio that had since gone viral) against Akintola during a WAEC seminar for teachers held at the council’s headquarters in Ogba, Ikeja, on Thursday, 14th March 2019
In his response, the Executive Chairman, Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC, Nigeria), Disu Kamor said: “This is not just a reckless and unguarded statement uttered in the heat of the moment. It’s a deliberate and frenzied attack on a citizen that was fully justified in his demand. It is also an open threat and potentially, a coded call for the esteemed professor to be ‘disappeared’.” He further calls for probe of the officer. “The WAEC official should be interrogated on how law-abiding citizens can ‘disappear without trace’. The mindset that produced such a threat should be dismantled and repaired. It is as abhorrent as it is condemnable.”
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