An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday remanded in Ilesha Custodial Centre, Chief Kayode Esuleke, said to be the owner of Esubiyi masquerade, whose adherents allegedly attacked Kamorudeen Central Mosque Osogbo, where a worshipper, Moshood Salaudeen, was killed.
On Sunday June 27, some adherents of Esubiyi masquerade, while passing through Oluode Aranyin area, where the mosque was located, clashed with some worshippers during which the man was killed.
The mosque was damaged while many worshippers also sustained injury.
Also arraigned alongside Esuleke, were his son, Fashola, who is the custodian of the masquerade, Kola Adeosun and Akeem Idowu.
The defendants were said to have on 27th June, 2021 at Oluode Aranyin Area, Osogbo, in the Osogbo Judicial Division, shot Mr. Salawudeen Moshood with a gun which resulted into his death and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap.34, Vol. 11 Laws of Osun State.
Appearing before Justice Ayo Oyebiyi, the defendants, who were arraigned on 13 count bordering on murder, attempted murder, breach of public peace and malicious damage all pleaded not guilty.
Mr. Bola Ige, who had earlier announced appearance for the defendants, informed the court that a formal bail application had already been filed for his clients.
In his ruling, Justice Oyebiyi, remanded all the defendants in Ilesha Custodial Centre and adjourned the matter till Tuesday, September 21 for consideration of bail.
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