The Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper, Alhaji Iddrisu Bature, has passed on after a short illness.
Alhaji Bature, who is also an outspoken political commentator and a sympathizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, is said to have died today, Friday, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he had been on admission.
A relative of Mr. Bature, who was at the mortuary as at the time he spoke to citifmonline.com, confirmed the death.
The family in a statement said the late journalist, who is the founder of Al-Hajj Newspaper, will be buried on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in line with the Islamic faith.
Read the family’s statement below:
Statement on The Sudden Demise of Alhaji Bature Iddrisu
The Iddrisu family and Harzet Company Limited, publishers of The aL-hAJJ newspaper, wish to announce the sudden and untimely death of Alhaji Bature Iddrisu, Managing Editor of The aL-hAJJ newspaper.
The late Alhaji Bature gave up the ghost few minutes past 3 p.m. at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where he was receiving treatment after a short illness.
In line with the Islamic faith, Janaiza prayers will be observed tomorrow, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his family house at Nima, Gorillas; adjacent UNIBANK. The mortal remains will then be conveyed to the Madina Cemetery at 1p.m. for burial.
We pray to Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannatil Firdaus. Indeed, from Allah we come and unto him is our return.
Amos Blessing Amorse
News Editor, The aL-hAJJ/Spokesperson for the Iddrisu family