Traditionalists-Muslim clash: Chief Esuleke reportedly slumps on his way to Court


Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo

The court case between Kamorudeen Society of Nigeria and Masquerades in Osogbo over an attack that claimed the life of an Imam was forestalled as the leader of the traditionalists, Chief Kayode Esuleke, reportedly slumped.

Chief Esuleke, who is also a stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State was said to have slumped on Friday morning on his way to the court for arraignment.

Recall that Chief Esuleke reportedly led the masquerade worshippers that attacked an Islamic group, Kamorudeen Society of Nigeria in Osogbo, Osun State.

Following the attack, the police have arrested the son of Chief Fayemi Esuleke, Ifashola, masquerades, the Imam of Kamorudeen Central Mosque and three other muslims.

The counsel to the Islamic group, at the state high court in Osogbo on Friday, insisted the group will not allow the case to be swept under the carpet.

It was gathered that the suspects from both sides were supposed to be arraigned in court on Friday.

Reacting to the situation, Dr Oluseyi Atanda, the President of the traditional worshippers in the State, said he would not be surprised to hear that Chief Esuleke slumped.

According to Atanda, “Baba’s health is a bit on the fringe because he is over 80years of age and I am also aware that baba had a surgery less than 2 months ago, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Baba has been in detention for over 72 hours and something goes otherwise.”