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Court remands masquerade custodian, son, and two others over murder in Osun

Masquerade custodian Chief Kayode Esuleke, his son Ifasola, and two others have been remanded over the murder of one Moshood Salawudeen in a mosque.


On June 27, masquerade worshippers in Osogbo allegedly attacked Kamorudeen Central Mosque, located at Oluode Aranyin during an organized prayer for Nigeria.


The mosque was damaged, many worshippers, sustained injury and Moshood Salawudeen was killed.


Court remands masquerade custodian, son, and two others over murder in Osun

The Mosque


Chief Kayode Esuleke, said to be the owner of Esubiyi masquerade, whose adherents allegedly attacked Kamorudeen Central Mosque Osogbo was remanded in Ilesha Custodial Centre by an Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday, September 14.


He was remanded alongside his son Ifashola, and two others named Kola Adeosun and Akeem Idowu.


The defendants were charged with 13 counts of murder, malicious damage, assault, breach of the public fight.


However, they all pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.


Justice Ayo Oyebiyi, who presided over the matter, ordered that they should be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Facility and adjourned the matter till September 21st, 2021 for consideration of bail.



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