The dead body of Mallam Abdurrashid Usman, the local Imam of the Kubwa Muslim cemetery in Kubwa Abuja, have been found in an uncompleted building.
A relative, Adamu Isma’ila, who confirmed his death said that Usman, a native of Warawa in Kano State, left the house but failed to return.
The cleric was reported missing by families and associates.
Isma’ila said the incident was reported to the police when nobody could disclosed anything about his whereabouts.
He said, “We dispersed into the bush around Gado-Nasko farm from 8pm till 12am, but we could not trace him, apart from his clothes, a wheel truck that he used, as well as his axe, and the firewood.
“Yesterday morning, we conducted another round of search around the same location, and we were in the process of giving up when one of us advised that we should extend the search to an uncompleted building.
“We met his body with injuries on his head looking like he was hit with some of the firewood found close to the body.”