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Traditional Worshippers/Muslims Clash : Police Arrest Esuleke, Promise Thorough Investigation



The Osun State Police Command said it has arrested and detained the leader of masquerade worshippers, Chief Kayode Esuleke, who allegedly mastermind the attack on Muslims at their worship centre in Osogbo on Sunday.

Blaze Newz gathered that one person, Moshood Salawudeen, during the attack was shot dead, while about 13 persons, including children, sustained gunshot injuries.

According to our correspondent the group had on Sunday organised a special program for the nation on the crisis facing Nigeria.

Earlier, Chief Esuleke was invited by the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT) to their station in Oke-Fia on Tuesday and was detained.

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Confirming the arrest on phone, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode said he withdrew the case from former IPO who was initially handling the case due to the request from the Islamic group.

“I transferred the case to IGP-IRT because one of the parties, the Islamic group, said they didn’t want the person handling the case,” he said.

The CP had on a Live radio program on Tuesday in Osogbo assured a thorough investigation of the matter.

He assured the members of the public to stay calm and trust police investigation.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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