ASKOMP Mourns 27-Year-Old Kwara Media Personality, Mubarak
The Association of Kwara state Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) has described as disturbing, the gruesome murder of a young, popular and promising Kwara based media personality, Yusuf Mubarak popularly known as ‘Authority’.
Mubarak was declared missing on Wednesday evening, shortly after his visit to detained members of ASKOMP at the Kwara state Police Command, Ilorin, and later found dead at a private morgue on Saturday.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of ASKOMP, Salihu Shola Taofeek, the Association expressed deep sadness over the untimely death of Mubarak, describing him as an intelligent young man, full of promises.
“As a Professional Association, we are deeply saddened by the untimely death of Mubarak Yusuf ‘Authority’, an intelligent friend, brother and promising young man who was tragically killed shortly after his visit to the Kwara state Police headquarters, Ilorin, in solidarity with two of our members who have been incarcerated since Tuesday, 12th September, 2023.
“Mubarak was renowned for his creative writing prowess and unwavering commitment to the values of truth, transparency, and press freedom. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mubarak’s family, friends, and colleagues during this challenging time.”
“This deplorable incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers we all are exposed to on daily basis, by the incessant cult clashes, ritual killings among other criminal activities which the security formations in the State have proven themselves incapable of nipping in the bud, thus far.
“While appreciating the directive of Kwara state Governor for thorough investigation over circumstances surrounding Mubaraq’s death, we join in calling on all security agencies to leave no stone unturned towards ensuring that the culprits of this destardly act are brought to justice, in a firm transparent and uncompromising manner,” the statement read.