'Good scent pushed me to smash Makkah lamp'

A 24-year-old Nigerian who used a steel bar to smash a big lamp at the Grand Mosque in Makkah said he had done so after smelling a good scent.

The man told police that he had gone to the Mosque to pray after having a heated argument with his family.

“I was at the Mosque when an old man and a woman passed by and pushed me…I got mad because of this…moments later, I smelt a good scent which made me more mad and pushed me to attack the lamps,” he said, quoted by Makkah newspaper.

It quoted police sources as saying the man would not be jailed but would be deported as part of a deal in which he agreed to drop charges against eight security men who severely beat him while arresting him at the Grand Mosque.



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