An Igbo trader Mrs Bridget Patience from Orodo town in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State was brutally murdered by an angry mob in Kano for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.
Read as her husband Pastor Ken of Deeper Life Bible Church narrates the story of how she was murdered.
Mrs Bridget who sold plastic materials at the popular Kofar Wambai market had wanted to close her shop on Thursday June 2, 2016 by 4.30pm to go for a church programme. Her neighbour simply identified as Dauda who is a Muslim came in front of her shop to wash his hands and feet in preparation for his own prayers.
Mummy as fondly called by her church members told him to leave the front of her shop that she wants to lock the door. The man refused and told her to wait till he finishes with what he’s doing. (N.B; Mrs Bridget had been having serious problems with Dauda to the extent that their matter has been reported to the market’s association numerously).
So she persisted that he should leave her shop, instead of complying the man started raining abuses on her saying that he would deal with her in the market. After people started gathering around due to the insults and abuses, the man calmed down and left…
The woman thinking all had ended -went to meet her husband who also has a shop in the same market but different location to report as usual. Both her and her husband went to meet the landlord of her shop one Alhaji Mustapha – a prominent trader in the market which has been their advocate -to table the latest issue at hand.
While they were reporting the case to Mustapha in his shop, Dauda and his reinforced gang gathered and started chanting that the woman must die for blaspheming against prophet Mohammed. The Alhaji pleaded with them to come back in a few days time promising to settle the matter but they vehemently refused and started stoning him. The Alhaji ran for his life leaving the Mr Mike and his wife in his shop…
The woman knowing that her end had come -knelt down and started praying before she was beaten and clubbed to death by the mob right in front of her husband. SHE WAS NEVER BEHEADED (this has been confirmed).