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

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Leshi Adebayo




An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, on Tuesday, remanded a masquerade custodian, Chief Kayode Esuleke, his son, and two others for the alleged murder of one Moshood Salawudeen in a mosque.

Recall that masquerade worshippers in Osogbo, Osun State, on June 27, allegedly attacked Kamorudeen Central Mosque, located at Oluode Aranyin during an organised prayer for Nigeria.

Esuleke, a stalwart of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, his son, Fashola; Kola Adeosun and Akeem Idowu, were arraigned in court by the state prosecution department.

The defendants were charged with 13 counts of murder, malicious damage, assault, breach of the public fight. They all pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences pressed against them.

The presiding judge, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi, ordered that they should be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Facility and adjourned the case till September 21, for bail consideration.


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