Police Osun have arrested a popular masquerader in Ede for fomenting trouble.
The emergence of the masquerader in the town had caused pandemonium, resulting in an incident during which a man identified as Mukaila Ismaila was injured and rushed to the hospital.
Residents claimed those following the masquerade were brandishing various dangerous weapons.
The matter was reported to the police and policemen were deployed to the scene but some hoodlums following the masquerader engaged the policemen in a gun duel.
Six persons, including Fagbemi Ajao, Ifaseun Gbadebo, Olubayo Ayantunde, Taiwo Ayandare, Taiwo Ayandare and Ayankunle Mutiu, were arrested along with the masquerader.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, confirmed the arrest of the masquerader and other suspects.
Items recovered from them include charms, one cut-to-size barrel gun, one Dane gun, two cutlasses, local axes and four talking drums.
The state’s police commissioner said the masquerader and all the suspects would be charged to court.