By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Chief Imam of Kamorudeen Society of Nigeria, Qosim Yusuf and the son of the leader of the masquerade, Ifashola Esuleke have been detained following a clash that ensued at the mosque in Osogbo on Sunday.
Yunus and two other Muslims were arrested for alleged assault on masquerades while Ifashola and a masquerade were arrested for allegedly attacking Muslims at their worship centre.
Three others arrested on Wednesday with the Imam were Jamiu Salawudeen, Alarape Sulaimon and Saheed Akewi.
Lawyer to the Chief Imam, Hashim Abioye, confirmed that his client had been detained for investigation.
He said: “There is murder on the side of the masqueraders and on the Chief Imam’s side is assault. The reason why we have not queried the detention of Imam is that he can be there for 24 hours.”
It would be recalled that one person, Moshood Salawudeen, was shot dead, while 13 persons, including children, sustained gunshot injuries in the attack.