A magistrate court sitting in Ota, Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State has remanded five traditionalists in a correctional centre for allegedly attacking some Muslims at Idiroko area of the state.
The traditionalists and Muslims had clashed over the annual Oro festival at Idiroko in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.
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Daily Trust reports that Oro adherents had imposed a 24-hour curfew in the area, preparatory to this year’s Oro festival, but the development led to a clash on Tuesday.
Violence reportedly broke out when the traditionalists attacked Muslim faithful who were observing the evening prayer.
However, police arraigned the five suspects yesterday in connection with the attacks before Magistrate A. O. Adeyemi in Ota.
It was gathered that the court admitted the traditionalists to bail, but they were unable to perfect the bail conditions.
The Magistrate, however, ordered that they should be remanded in the correctional centre, Ilaro, until they perfect the conditions. Adeyemi adjourned the matter till August 24.
The Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police had visited the area to sensitise the people on why it was illegal to impose daylight curfew in the 21st century.
The PPRO wondered why a group of people would, in the name of Oro festival, prevent Muslims and Christians from serving their God.
“These ones have been arrested and charged to court. The court admitted them on bail but they are yet to perfect their bail conditions. Of course, they will be remanded till they meet their bail conditions,” he said.