Some Muslim groups in Oyo state have called on the Governor Abiola Ajimobi to establish Sharia courts in the state.
The calls came from the heads of groups such as Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) and the Oyo State Muslim Community (MUSCOYS) during the 2018/2019 legal year celebration of the Oyo State judiciary held at Central Mosque, Oja-Oba, Ibadan, on Thursday.
In separate remarks, Professor Noibi Dawud of MUSWEN and Mr Kunle Sanni of MUSCOYS stated that it was high time Oyo State joined the comity of states which had Sharia court.
They argued that several Muslims in the South West had over the years underscored their well-known resolve to also have the Islamic legal system adopted by state governments in the geopolitical zone.
In his response, Secretary to the State Government, Mr Olalekan Alli said he will deliver the message to the state governor but urged the Muslim groups not to adopt forceful measures to advance their demand.
Professor Kamil Oloso who was rhe guest speaker at the event, urged Muslims to help rid the society of corruption by encouraging good deeds and speaking out against evil deeds.
In his lecture entitled, “The Effects of Corruption on the society: Role of the Elite”, Oloso, who was represented by Dr. Kazeem Omofoyewa of the department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, called for the active involvement of Muslims of goodwill on partisan politics so as to correct the ills in the society.
He bemoaned the loss of transparency, accountability, probity in government, and prayed for the revival of religious, ethical values and emulation of leadership qualities of Allah.
Other personalities at the event were the Chief Judge, Munta Abimbola; Chief Imam of Ibadan land, Sheikh Abdulganiy Abubakri; Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Ibadan branch, Dr. John Akintayo; Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Dawud Makanjuola; Islamic clerics and legal practitioners.