An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, on Tuesday, refused to grant bail to Kayode Esuleke, the custodian of the masquerade that attacked Muslims in a mosque, leading to the death of one person.
Esuleke and his son, Ifasola, were arraigned in court along with two traditionalists, Kola Adeosun, Akeem Idowu, on September 14, 2021, over the incident which led to the death of Moshood Salawudeen.
They were charged with 13 counts, including murder, attempted murder, malicious damage, assault, breach of public peace, engaging in a public fight, among others.
After the initial arraignment, the court ordered that they should be remanded at the National Correctional Centre in Ilesa, pending the hearing on the bail application.
But at the resumed hearing on Tuesday, counsel to the accused persons, Bola Ige, argued for their bail.
However, the prosecution counsel, Biodun Badiora, objected to the application.
In his ruling, the presiding Judge, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi, refused to grant the bail application and again remanded the accused persons.
Oyebiyi adjourned the matter till September 23, 2021.