Police Detain OPC Members After Arresting Fulani Warlord Iskilu Wakili
The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed that some members of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC) involved in the arrest of an alleged Fulani Warlord, Iskilu Wakili, are being interrogated.
According to the Police, the OPC members allegedly committed arson and murder during an attempt to arrest the kidnapper.
“The Oyo State Police Command would like to inform the general public that at about 09: 00 am of 7th March 2021, information was received that a group of persons (later found out to be members of the Odua People’s Congress- OPC) had invaded Kajola community in Ibarapa axis of the State.
“The invasion was reportedly aimed at arresting one Wakili, a Fulani by tribe, alleged to be the sponsor and mastermind of various criminal attacks against the people/farmers of Yoruba origin in the community.
“The State Commissioner of Police quickly moved into action, and preliminary findings revealed that some OPC members went to Kajola community in Ibarapa North Local government Area of Oyo State.
“While there, the house of the Wakili in question was set ablaze, while a female (the identity of who is yet to be ascertained) burnt in the fire and Wakili (about 75 years old and blind) with two other persons were picked up,” the State Police Spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi.
Three of them are in Police custody, although the Commissioner of Police directed that Wakili should be moved to the hospital due to his frail appearance and state of health.
Meanwhile, the Command has called on anybody that has any case against Iskilu Wakili to report it to the State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) Iyaganku Ibadan for discreet Investigation.
Also, the Command has warned that any person or group of persons from any region or tribe that has been found culpable to have committed any criminal act(s) in the State would not be spared but would be arrested and dealt with according to extant laws.
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