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Osun Muslim Community Demands Masquerade Prosecution Over Mosque Attack

The Osun State Muslim Community (OSMC) has requested that the masquerade who attacked Muslims while worshiping at a mosque in Osogbo, Osun State, be prosecuted.

The attack on the Qamarudeen Mosque in Ita Olookan, in which the Muslim group’s head, Alhaji Alfa Moshood Salahudeen, was killed and 14 others, including children and women, were injured, was termed by OSMC as regrettable.

The Muslim community stated the guy who spearheaded the attack, Kayode Esuleke, must face the full wrath of the law in a statement jointly signed by OSMC President Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi and General Secretary Alhaj Hashim Olapade.

The Muslim Community said that Esuleke, who is a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, was boasting that he cannot be prosecuted because of his connection with the state government.

Olawuyi warned that the patience and tolerance of Muslims in the state should not be allowed to reach the elastic limit before security agencies would take necessary steps.

The statement reads in parts , “Islam preaches peace and tolerance of other faiths, but this has been taken for granted by the Egungun worshipers for them to have the audacity of attacking a mosque during prayers.

“Unfortunately, there are very strong rumours that the leadership of the perpetrators of the dastardly act and their backers are going and boasting about that the case is just a child’s play that will soon be swept under the carpet.

“Osun State Muslim Community believes in justice, thus requesting the law enforcement agents handling the case to do the needful and ensure justice takes its due cause without delay.”

The Muslim community commends the state governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, for his timely intervention in ensuring treatment of those injured.

“While we ensure to do all things possible to reinforce peaceful co-existence by all and sundry, including all religious groups in the State, we demand prompt justice on this volatile issue as some people believe they are untouchable because of connections in high places”, Olawuyi said.

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