ZAINAB Dokubo, the first wife of Mujaid Dokubo Asari, has died in a motor accident on her way to Ibadan yesterday. A statement by Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, chairman of Oyo State Muslim Community, recalled that Zainab was already a Muslim years before she married Dokubo. Sanni said, “When their lives were in danger during Obasanjo’s regime, she and Mujaida, the second wife, moved to my house with their children in Ibadan. “When Jonathan came on board their husband wanted them to move to Port Harcourt but she begged him to allow her to stay in Ibadan, the atmosphere she found very Islamic being a pious Muslim lady.
“Eventually, she had to locate to Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa, when she was appointed secretary of the pilgrims board. Even then there was hardly any month she was not in Ibadan for one Islamic programme or the other. She was a member of many Islamic organisations in Ibadan, including Oluyole Muslim Community under the Imamship of Imam Mudashir Bada. It is interesting she was coming to her preferred town, Ibadan, when she met her destiny. Sanni also informed that the late Zainab “was survived by four children – Amirah, Hassan, Hussain and Osama. May Allah accept her multifarious and multidimensional jihad as acts Ibadah and admit her to jannat Firdaous.”

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