Nigeria: Police Arrests Ondo Masquerade

images 17 - Nigeria: Police Arrests Ondo Masquerade

images 17 - Nigeria: Police Arrests Ondo Masquerade

The Ondo State, Police command has confirmed the arrest of a masquerader, identified as Olu Olowokere, after he was accused of allegedly stabbing someone to death on Saturday, in Akure, Ondo State.

According to reports, it was gathered that the ugly  incident happened at Olomoyeye Street, Oke-Aro, Akure where the deceased, who was identified as Femi Makanjuola, was accosted by the masquerade to demand for some money while he was coming from the market .

Makanjuola who resided with his brother, had secured a job with Dangote cement company in Benin city with the hope of resuming office on Monday, 8th October 2018.

The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, said the suspect was already assisting the police with relevant information. .
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He said : “All Over the world, what we know about masquerade dance is to entertain the people. What happened in Akure was to the contrary. Five young boys were on an outing with one of them acting as a masquerade, and they got to where one Femi Makanjuola was.

He continued: “The masquerader demanded money which the deceased refused to give and this did not go down well with them. The argument led to the stabbing of the deceased after he had been thoroughly beaten by the masquerade and his followers.”

 

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