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Osun Muslim Attack: Police Detain Leader of Masquerade Worshippers, Esuleke

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Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Osun State Police Command has detained the leader of the masquerade worshippers, Chief Kayode Idowu Esuleke, who allegedly attacked an Islamic group, Kamorudeen Society of Nigeria, at their worship centre in Osogbo on Sunday.

Esuleke was alleged to have led the masquerade worshippers that attacked the Islamic group at special prayer organised for the country.

In the attack, one life was lost while about 13 persons, including children, sustained gunshot injuries.

It was gathered that Esuleke was invited by the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT) to their station in Oke-Fia on Tuesday and detained.

Confirming the arrest, the state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode said he withdrew the case from the former IPO that was initially handling it, following the request by the Islamic group.

“I transferred the case to IGP-IRT because one of the parties, the Islamic group, said they didn’t want the person handling the case,” he said.

He assured the members of the public to stay calm and trust the police investigation.

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