An Islamic cleric, Alfa Moshood, is currently at large after he and 60 others allegedly beat up one of his students to coma over theft.

Alfa Moshood reportedly accused the 14-year-old student of his Qur’anic center of stealing his locally made safe (kolo).

The incident happened on Thursday, April 8th, in the cleric’s Qur’anic centre at Ogidi, Opposite Federal College, Ilorin, Kwara state.

After the young boy regained consciousness, he alleged that the cleric flogged him severely with a ‘koboko’ before instructing about 60 people who were around at the time to flog him 10 strokes of the cane each until he passed out.

According to the boy, he was held down on a table by some persons while being flogged. The boy revealed his mother, Ajara, enrolled him in the Qur’anic center about a year ago.

Alfa Moshood reportedly fled the area after the case was reported at the National Human Right Commission, Kwara State branch.

Barrister Ahmed Rufai, a representative of the commission, who confirmed the incident, told Daily Trust that the boy is presently on admission at an undisclosed hospital in Ilorin West Local Government while efforts are on to arrest the cleric.

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