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Ogbomoso Central Mosque was closed by Muslim leaders due to a dispute over who would serve as Chief Imam

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According to BANKPAWA, some Muslim elders in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, have decreed that the Oka’gbo Central Mosque must be shut down.

The decision was reportedly made on Thursday by Muslim leaders in response to the debate over who should serve as the town’s Chief Imam after Sheikh Teliat Yinus Oluwasina Ayilara.

According to information acquired by BANKPAWA, some who are opposed to Ayilara’s appointment have claimed that he is not a local.

According to our correspondent, the Muslim leaders took this action so that Ayilara would not lead today’s Jumat service.

It turned out that they made the call to keep law and order from collapsing.

A source who asked not to be identified said that the leaders who made the decision included Alhaji Abdulganiy Atanda Owodunni, the Aare Musulumi of Ogbomosoland; Alhaji Minkaheel Yussuf, the Asoju Musulumi; Alhaji Abdulrasaq Bello, the Balogun Musulumi; and other prominent figures.

Since this issue has yet to be settled, community leaders have asked that Muslims today attend Jumat services at mosques near their homes.

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