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Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Esseite: 7:21am On Apr 22
Pantami was imam when ATBU Muslim community issued fatwa, killed my son in a mosque – Prof

Samuel Achi, a former lecturer at the Kaduna State University, Kaduna, explains to KAYODE OYERO how his son, Sunday, was killed at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University mosque in Bauchi State when the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, was the Chief Imam of the university’s mosque.

A former lecturer of Industrial Chemistry at the Kaduna State University, Professor Samuel Achi, has narrated how his son, Sunday Achi, was strangled at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University mosque in Bauchi State.

The 67-year-old don also said he was aware that Nigeria’s current Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, was the Chief Imam of the university’s mosque when the incident happened on December 9, 2004.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday, Samuel said his 24-year-old son and 400-level student of Architecture at the ATBU at the time was murdered by Muslim students over allegation that he circulated a tract that contained blasphemous content.

The father said the late Sunday was the leader of the students’ fellowship of the Evangelical Church Winning All Ministry. He said the tracts shared by his late son did not contain any blasphemous content but the Pantami-led Muslim community at the university pronounced a ‘fatwa’ on his son.

He said the Muslim students killed his son and threw his body off ATBU mosque, adding that he was able to retrieve the remains of Sunday with the intervention of the then governors of Kaduna and Bauchi states.

The father of the late student said, “The incident happened in the early hours of the 9th of December (2004). It was from the night of December 8 to the early hours of December 9 that it happened. From the fact that I had; from clear indications; from the confirmed information that I had, he was not stoned. He was actually strangled inside the mosque. His body was discovered outside the university mosque.”

The academic, who said he had forgiven all those involved in the sadistic killing of his son, however, stressed that were Pantami, who was the then chief imam of the mosque a man of peace, the killing of his son would not have occurred.

The don told The PUNCH, “As a Christian, my belief is that even though they killed him by pronouncing fatwa against him, he was doing God’s work, so, I don’t think we have to worry about it. God has comforted us and we have been able to forgive everybody that did that terrible act.

“Of course, we have no control over it but the blood of my son would always hunt whoever has a hand in killing him.”

When asked specifically if he was aware that Pantami was the Chief Imam at the ATBU mosque at the time, the sexagenarian, who sounded slightly still heartbroken and not ready to reopen the memories, said, “Of course yes, it is all over the place, I don’t want to go back on that.”

“We are not surprised to hear news out of it. We have actually forgiven everybody involved in his killing,” he added.

A top official of ATBU also told The PUNCH that Sunday was killed in December 2004 when Pantami was the Chief Imam of the school.

The official, who craved anonymity, said, “We lost a student called Sunday Achi in 2004 when Pantami was the Chief Imam. Pantami was a student but was later retained in the school.”

However, when contacted, Pantami’s aide, Uwa Suleiman, told The PUNCH that the claim by Samuel was not true. She declined further comments on the matter.

The minister’s aide said, “The allegations are not true. Do your research but the allegations are not true.”

Pantami has come under fire over his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Pantami had since renounced his radical pro-terrorists comments, saying he now knows better but Nigerians have been unsparing and relentless in the call for the sacking of the minister.

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party has also called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to fire Pantami if he fails to voluntarily resign like ex-finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. The PDP also wants the Department of State Services to probe the communications minister.

The Nigerian Twitter community also said Pantami could not be trusted with the data of Nigerians, especially with the ongoing National Identification Number and Subscriber Identity Module integration exercise under his watch.

The hashtag, #PantamiResignNow, has since been trending online for days.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Dcube212: 7:22am On Apr 22
I pray all these is not true

Anyway, Please I will Design a Professional Logo or Letterhead for your Product or Company For 2k Only

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Nobody: 7:24am On Apr 22
This man has a supposed PhD we didn't hear of his academic exploits back in school



It begs the question are northerners actually going to academic schools or jihad training?

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Luckydubby7(m): 7:27am On Apr 22
Hmm
For the sake of shame and tomorrow, apc zombies pls tell buhari to sack this guy.
The man is a confirmed.........

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by seunmsg(m): 7:29am On Apr 22
Pantami should resign honorably or be sacked. His past is too soiled up to be overlooked. We can’t afford to keep extremist like him in sensitive and senior government position.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by gaius01(m): 7:30am On Apr 22
Arrrrrrrh

Pantami is an islamic terrorist !! Quran 9:11
He should resign !!!

You don't give power to a religious extrimist!! He can over rule the system with his selfish mindset to favour his loyalist. Imagine an iman holding a crucial position, like we are in muslim country..

Buhari is deluded not only so, he is not wise.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Shabaleen: 7:31am On Apr 22
Pantami is terrorist, and buhari is their Godfather!

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by othermen: 7:32am On Apr 22
A travesty.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Wonk(m): 7:32am On Apr 22
Rotten space
Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by nairalandankrah: 7:33am On Apr 22
Government of terrorist, by terrorist and for terrorist!!

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Bethel4Life(f): 7:38am On Apr 22
Hmm.. See more exposure on... this mans village people are really after him..

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by KingOKON: 7:38am On Apr 22
This man is worse than all the DEMONs in hell, and Alhaji chicago himself that brought all these CURSES upon the country thinks he gonna be President with MURIC terrorist Ishaq.....I laugh in yoruba

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by hslbroker2: 7:39am On Apr 22
Shabaleen:
Pantami is terrorist, and buhari is their Godfather!

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by clarocuzioo(m): 7:52am On Apr 22
Okoo
Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Terorislam: 8:00am On Apr 22
Islam can not progress with out fear and teror. Islam is a very bad thing

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Casham: 8:01am On Apr 22
It baffles me to think that there are actually people who still defend this man. This is a very sensitive position for God's sake given to a man with a very doubtful "past". Are there no better muslims to take his place? The muslims should even be the ones in the forefront fighting for his removal if really they are a people of 'peace' as they always claim. But obviously they preffer him because he "once" supported what they all secretly support. We are building a culture in this country where politicians will still hold on to power even when the people have lost confidence in them. No wonder there is anarchy in the land. This is not about "Islamophobia". You people are actually asking us to trust our personal security database to a man who has a questionable link with terrorists. The fact that many muslims support this man only shows that, really, they actually support terrorism. It is not about love or hate; it is about giving my trust to a former terrorist promoter. #pantamiout.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by lordlugards: 8:04am On Apr 22
From imam to minister of communication,
How do you think Nigeria will be better?
When you talk and complain how they are appointing unprofessional because they are their tribes men.

Some foolish people like that. MBBQ and the likes will be shouting, God bless Buhari, God bless federal useless Republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by sweetonugbu: 8:09am On Apr 22
I am going to become an iman so as to be appointed a minister gbagam

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Nbotee(m): 8:09am On Apr 22
How come we are jus hearing all these now To think the Moronic President spent months vetting and selecting his cabinet means they knew

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Lordwize(m): 8:14am On Apr 22
We just played into the hands of very dangerous terrorist organisation, where do we go from here?

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Aketi2: 8:15am On Apr 22
Amacheree said the Minister may have scaled DSS due to several factor, he now mentioned federal character.

Mr Amacheree was wrong. The DSS is implementing a Fulani and Islamist agenda. I wont be surprised if the head of DSS has been to Somalia and Saudi to study Islam. You can to these places and turn out to be a good Muslim. This is the difference between Yoruba "Owanbe and Asalatu" Islam. They dont go to Somalia nor the Middle East to study Islam, the much they do if they want to become more religious (fanatic) is to go to Ilorin.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Penguin2: 8:16am On Apr 22
Casham:
It baffles me to think that there are actually people who still defend this man. This is a very sensitive position for God's sake given to a man with a very doubtful "past". Are there no better muslims to take his place? The muslims should even be the ones in the forefront fighting for his removal if really they are a people of 'peace' as they always claim. But obviously they preffer him because he "once" supported what they all secretly support. We are building a culture in this country where politicians will still hold on to power even when the people have lost confidence in them. No wonder there is anarchy in the land. This is not about "Islamophobia". You people are actually asking us to trust our personal security database to a man who has a questionable link with terrorists. The fact that many muslims support this man only shows that, really, they actually support terrorism. It is not about love or hate; it is about giving my trust to a former terrorist promoter. #pantamiout.

Don’t mind the vulture grilling idiots

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by tommy589(m): 8:22am On Apr 22
Buhari and his communication ministers. Prof. Adebayo Shittu that preceded Patanmi was alleged not to be a moderate also.

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Nobody: 8:26am On Apr 22
Aketi2:
Amacheree said the Minister may have scaled DSS due to several factor, he now mentioned federal character.

Mr Amacheree was wrong. The DSS is implementing a Fulani and Islamist agenda. I wont be surprised if the head of DSS has been to Somalia and Saudi to study Islam. You can to these places and turn out to be a good Muslim. This is the difference between Yoruba "Owanbe and Asalatu" Islam. They dont go to Somalia nor the Middle East to study Islam, the much they do if they want to become more religious (fanatic) is to go to Ilorin.
It's funny how people see ruga, Fulani terrorists, bill to force Muslims on Christian private schools including universities, Myetti Allah etc script all falling in place and they would call you islamophobic for speaking out


Like this is a Terrorist linked to Al qeeda and Al shabab yet it's all islamophobic to voice concern when he has placed fatwa on Christian's head and is out to eliminate christians

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by FarahAideed: 8:27am On Apr 22
Isah Fallujah is a confirmed Jihadist and there nothing to deny about it any longer... I can bet that he played a great role the reorganization of Bokoharam after after the death of Mohammed Yusuf and that is what the Buhari govt rewarded him for ....His current woes are coming from within the ranks of the APC because I gather he is the successor Jihadist hawks in the Buhari govt prefer

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by rowland545(m): 8:29am On Apr 22
Were r the go and link ur sim card zombie crew.....


I can't believe this man is a minister in d first place...an iman turned minister of communication and digital economy...


They should create ministry of jihadist and give him d slot that's were he fits....I'm sick and tired of this country

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Nobody: 8:32am On Apr 22
tommy589:
Buhari and his communication ministers. Prof. Adebayo Shittu that preceded Patanmi was alleged not to be a moderate also.
I thought i was the only one who remember shittu was another fanatic Muslim Terrorist extremist


Like it's the post made for Terrorists extremists?


Some one went to University and is more popular for his islamic extremism than his academics, so on what basis is he appointed as a minister


His Terrorist prowess which he is proven for or his academic path that has no hint

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by FarahAideed: 8:34am On Apr 22
lordlugards:
From imam to minister of communication,
How do you think Nigeria will be better?
When you talk and complain how they are appointing unprofessional because they are their tribes men.

Some foolish people like that. MBBQ and the likes will be shouting, God bless Buhari, God bless federal useless Republic of Nigeria.


From Wahabist inciter iman ooo

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Nobody: 8:35am On Apr 22
Something is wrong with this country

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Nobody: 8:35am On Apr 22
rowland545:
Were r the go and link ur sim card zombie crew.....


I can't believe this man is a minister in d first place...an iman turned minister of communication and digital economy...


They should create ministry of jihadist and give him d slot that's were he fits....I'm sick and tired of this country
Jihad is bigger than one ministry bro


look at Ruga support from agric ministry


look at Boko Haram, bandits support defense ministry

look at rail way to maradi transport of Terrorists from Transportation ministry

look at free opening of northern boarders enabling of Terrorists from Interior ministry

look at zamfara gold to fund bandits from Mineral resources ministry


look at the Terrorists taking oil money to go "search for oil in north" by petroleum ministry


These Terrorists have finished this country

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Re: Samuel Achi: Pantami Was Imam When ATBU Muslims Killed My Son In A Mosque by Amotolongbo(f): 9:00am On Apr 22
seunmsg:
Pantami should resign honorably or be sacked. His past is too soiled up to be overlooked. We can’t afford to keep extremist like him in sensitive and senior government position.
respect

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