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Feb 23, 2014 – “My Son Converted From Islam To Christianity” – Angry Father Laments

A Kaduna-based retired military officer, Major Mohammed Magaji said he was shocked and almost speechless last week when one of his children, Umar Bello went to Upper Sharia Court of Appeal, Kaduna and denounced Islam.

Major Magaji said he had earlier dragged Umar to the court for collecting over N10.7 million military benefits and household property worth thousands of naira belonging to another of his son, the late Sergeant Abubakar Bello Magaji who was killed by Boko Haram in crossfire last year in Borno State.

He told Sunday Sun in a chat that his son decided to change from Islam to Christianity so that the court would not have jurisdiction over the case, adding that he might take the case to the High Court if the Sharia Court decides in that direction on March 20, 2014.

The embattled father said his son went, processed and collected military benefits of his late elder brother at 3 Armoured Division, Jos through the facilitator, Col Usman, Commanding Officer, 3 Armoured Division Records because he was on the record as the next of kin.

He disclosed that Umar collected benevolent fund of N200,000.00, Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme (NAWIS) N1.7 million, military gratuity for 17 years military service, N8.5 million, burial expenses N350,000.000 on September 20, 2013.

The retired military officer said Umar’s siblings were shocked when they heard that their brother had converted to Christianity because of the court case, stressing that his son’s action was alarming.

His words, “I gave birth to Umar and brought him up as a Muslim. In fact, he went to Islamic school, and the Imam who gave the name to him on the seventh day is still alive. So it was a shock to me that a Muslim son because of worldly things denounced Islam. It is a very shocking thing to me.

“The implication of what my son has done is that, one, if he had returned the property, he would have had his own share, but now that he has denounced Islam he cannot benefit anything from the property. Secondly, I, the father, cannot inherit from him, and he cannot inherit from me. And unfortunately, this thing that he has done is already before the court. It is in the custody of the court, but years to come, it will remain a record that cannot be erased.

“Thirdly, the wife he has married, he married her under Islamic law. I personally named the child his wife gave birth to about a year ago. So the implication is that the marriage stands null and void even though I am not an Islamic jurist, but with my 25 years knowledge of Sharia, I know that his marriage remains null and void for him to have denounced Islam.

“He is 30 years of age, and for a person of 30 years who has been a Muslim all his life to take such a sudden decision is unimaginable. Everybody was shocked in the court, and the court has to ask me if he is really a Muslim. In fact, his mates who went to university with him were all in court with him, but they were shocked to hear that he denounced Islam. They know him as a Muslim in the university.

“None of my children is a Christian, there is no Christian blood in my own family, we are all Muslims, and up till now we are all Muslims. In fact, his siblings were shocked and they were crying that their brother has denounced Islam. It is a very shocking issue to the whole family.”

Meanwhile, in a preliminary objection Umar filed in the Upper Sharia court, holding at Daura Road, Kaduna in a case number CDC 07/2014 dated February 19, 2014, he objected to the court trying the suit earlier brought by his father and applied to the court for the entire case to be struck out for lack of jurisdiction.  The ground relied upon include, “The applicant not being a Muslim is not subject to the jurisdiction of the court and he does not submit to the jurisdiction of the court.”

[Sunday Sun]

27 Comments

27 Comments

  1. Efraim

    February 23, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    What a reason 2 convert

  2. Kamal akande

    February 23, 2014 at 5:58 AM

    As a muslim is alwyz a previlage dat we r on d right path nt d path of dose ALLAH as bestow his wrath n punishment (astray) lik d jew n d christain.

  3. Popoola Olufemi

    February 23, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    Why is he angry what about the emir that kidnaped a redeem girl and convert her to Islam. Pls go sit down joor

  4. jabu

    February 23, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Hmmmm………dat lyf.

    • Gabriel

      February 23, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      Problem of ‘some” Moslems like Kamai Akande is that they think they can decide for God who should be punished by Him. And when they see God did not acced to their evil desires they take the path of destruction, killing innocent children that God has created. God knows those who are His’ and will not let them down. Kamai did not even respond to the issue at stake but to judge who are meant for the wrath of his ‘Allah’. Let them go and find out why Gideon was nick named Jerrubbaal in the book of Judges.

  5. fish

    February 23, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    This matter is serious, not as easy as it seems. One Nigeria is a secular country, no religion is in our constitution. Therefore, the existence of a Sharia court is an anomaly. Secondly, Umar was named by his brother as his next of kin,so processing his property when he died was in order. Thirdly, he didn’t claim he had converted to christainity, he has only ceased being a moslem. I guess he took that step so that the sharia court would have no jurisdiction over him. If you ask me, that makes sense. Lastly, I encourage Nigerians to operate under the armbit of the law of the country, and not not sharia or cannon law. Well, thank goodness cannon law is not practised by anyone, except for memebers of the clergy.

  6. Ikegod

    February 23, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Y is d man emphasin on shock shock, a 30yrs is old enof 2 chos d rigt tin 4 himself, if u ask me i’l tel u dat he has chosen lif. I tink wat u shud b concern is d money he coletd out of selfshnes nd gredines wch is nt in line wit christianity ok

  7. mulikat

    February 23, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Popoola Olufemi,thank you, Emir kidnaped redeem gal pastor daugther to islam,nothing happen, now 30 yrs old man convert to christianity they are all crying,not force ,maybe basis on the late brother money 10.7 million,that only thing bad in is convert.if not is free to do so,once not by force,i know many musilms convert to christianity and know many christian convert to islam also,is a free world,once you dont take your hand in name of religion to kill innocent people,on ground of going to heaven getting 72 virgins,in this present world you can sartisfy 1 world,not to say 72.calling others terrorist cos some mad blood head animal kill in name of religion, now call everyboy in that religion terrorist,if to me, everybody have freedom of religion, any part you want to follow go, am not God.i do my own thing the way i feel is good for me,once i dont hot any other humanbeing,and live peace with every body,that my own.

  8. baba K

    February 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    some dad self the way de put pressure on their children. this religion of a thing is by force .

  9. red

    February 23, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Sorry major, your podigal son is still the same guy you brought to this world and a full blooded Muslim.Just like you said he need a place and a new name to cool off till his selfish desire and greed brings him down.He will be back to his root soon judging from his age and his main reason for converting to Christianity.In every family there must be a little Judas,Umar is the it in yours.sad you got to live and witness his greed.

  10. eva

    February 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    ur son is converting frm darkness to light and u er angry. free ur son jare. he is in d right part

  11. zee

    February 23, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Its just a law strategy..to evade justice..dnt b fooled

  12. A big nwa aka phyno

    February 23, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Kamal akande u better convert to christianity bfor its too late…… Else………………..

  13. Anchor

    February 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    i rejoice wit dat guy for leaving doomed rligion for light, congratzzzzzzz

  14. lenny kravitz

    February 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Legally he has done nothing wrong , there is freedom of religion in the constitution .what is the fuss all about ? . The young man did not want to be tried in a sharia court. All these foreign religions have really eroded our sense of reasoning .

  15. Favorzoeola

    February 23, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Kalma akande, this is 2 let u kno dt Jesus is the way the truth and the life kno 1 comes 2 d father except thru Jesus n moreover hw sure are u dt u ar going 2 make heaven being a muselim?

  16. christoor

    February 23, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    its a callin.tank God 4 dis,God is able

  17. Good

    February 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Praise master JESUS we are still expecting more converts from the religion of DARKNESS to Christianity. Our GOD is good all the time

  18. dessy

    February 23, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    brother well come in the kindom of God,for departing darkness to light God bless not every can go to hell. you matter any religion you are born to when our lord jesus need nothing can stop him. he have depart from hell candidat brother enjoy your salvation in christ

  19. BABAFREAKY

    February 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    MAY GOD HELP US IN THIS COUNTRY. RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES SHA.

  20. Metu Nyetu

    February 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Heaven rejoices wen a single sinner repents. In dis case, howeva, heaven is amazed! Even d dumbest man on earth shd knw there is no true conversion here. I wonda @ u all dat congratulated Umar 4 bcomin a Christian. Is it not clear dat he’s not4real? He is merely smart, & can only play dat wit men, nt wit God.

  21. Bench

    February 24, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    It is now a becoming a something very disappointed for people to do because of about money.

  22. Okafor(619)

    February 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    GOD has call the young man 4 good

  23. Linda Evans

    February 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Kamal did not convert in his heart, he said it so that his cruel father will back off. He has not accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour.
    He is a big selfish thief like his big brothers in the north, because he didn’t want to share the money with his siblings that is why he said he’s a christian. Mind you Kamal or whatever your name is, In the bilble John 10:14 Jesus Christ said I AM THE GOOD SHEPARD, I KNOW MY SHEEP AND MY SHEEP KNOW ME. Kamal do you know Jesus Christ?

  24. adex

    February 24, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    this two realigion sa na then dey cause wahala for this contry ,if you see 419 they are using christen and gboko aram muslim the two are problems

  25. sunday A Dominic

    February 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    he knw christianity is the ryt way for him

  26. chichi

    February 26, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Linda that is what you think. Remember, we have not heard from his son, until we hear from him we can then ascertain if he got converted because he didn’t want to share the money with his siblings or not

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