Police arrest masquerade, Imam, others over attack in Osogbo

The Nigeria Police has detained the Imam of Kamorudeen Central Mosque, Kazeem Yunus and two other Muslims for alleged assault on Masquerades on Sunday in Osogbo.

Also, son of Chief Fayemi Esuleke, Ifashola and a masquerade were arrested for allegedly attacking Muslims at their worship centre in Osogbo on Sunday.

Two others arrested on Wednesday with the Imam were Jamiu Salawudeen, Alarape Sulaimon, Saheed Akewi.

The leader of Masquerade worshippers, Chief Esuleke was arrested on Tuesday. Chief Esuleke, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun Stste allegedly led the masquerade worshippers that attacked an Islamic group, Kamorudeen Society of Nigeria in Osogbo, the State capital.

The arrested Muslims and masquerade worshippers were invited by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT) to their station in Oke-Fia and were detained.

The lawyer for the Islamic group, Barr Hasheem Adeoye confirmed the arrest. Recall that one person, Moshood Salawudeen, was shot dead, while about 13 persons, including children, sustained gunshot injuries.


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