Court remands masquerade custodian, son, two others for alleged murder in Osun

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An Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo, on Tuesday ordered the remand of masquerade custodian, Chief Kayode Esuleke, his son, Ifasola Esuleke, and two others over the alleged murder of a Muslim worshipper, Moshood Salawudeen in a mosque.

Thepresiding judge, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi, who presided over the matter, ordered that they should be remanded in Ilesha Correctional Facility.

Thedefendants, 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 the public peace, and engaging in a public fight.

Theyall, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences levelled against them.

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Furtherhearing on the case has been fixed for September 21st, 2021, for consideration of bail.

It will be recalled that the incident happened on the 27th of June this year when masquerading worshippers and Muslim worshippers clashed leaving one dead and many injured.

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