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Court Remands Masquerade Custodian, Esuleke, Son, Others Over Alleged Murder

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

A masquerade custodian, Chief Kayode Esuleke, his son, Ifasola and two others have been remanded in Ilesa Correctional centre over an alleged murder of a Muslim worshipper, Moshood Salawudeen in a mosque.

It would be recalled that some masqueraders observing their festival attacked some Muslim faithful on June 27, 2021 while praying outside their mosque at Oluode in Osogbo.

During the attack, an Imam, Moshood Salaudeen was killed as he was shot in the head,  while 14 others sustained gunshot injuries.

The accused persons, Chief Kayode Esuleke, Kola Adeosun, Akeem Idowu and Ifasola Esuleke, were arraigned in court on 13 counts of murder, attempted murder, malicious damage, assault, breach of public peace and engaging in a public fight.

They all pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences leveled against them.

In his ruling, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi, ordered that they should be remanded at Ilesha Correctional centre.

The case was adjourned till September 21, 2021 for consideration of bail.

 

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