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Masquerade, Imam implicated in Osogbo attack

The Nigeria Police has arrested the Imam of Kamorudeen Central Mosque, Kazeem Yunus and two other Muslims for alleged assault on Masquerades on Sunday in Osogbo.

Also, the police have arrested the son of Chief Fayemi Esuleke, Ifashola and a masquerade for allegedly attacking Muslims at their worship centre in Osogbo on Sunday.

Two others arrested on Wednesday with the Imam were Jamiu Salawudeen, Alarape Sulaimon, Saheed Akewi.

Sources say the Muslims according to sources may be charged for assault on the masquerade.

Their arrest comes two days after the arrest of the leader of Masquerade worshippers, Chief Esuleke.

Chief Esuleke, who is also a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun Stste allegedly led the masquerade worshippers that attacked an Islamic group, Kamorudeen Society of Nigeria in Osogbo, the State capital.

One person, Moshood Salawudeen, was shot dead, while about 13 persons, including children, sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.

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