March 8, 2021
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By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan

Three members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) who allegedly arrested a herdsman Iskilu Wakili have been taken into police custody in Oyo State.

Wakili is accused of being behind kidnappings and other violent crimes in Ayete and environs in the Ibarapa area of the state.

Police spokesman Olugbenga Fadeyi said Commissioner of Police directed that Wakili be taken to hospital due to his frail health.

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Fadeyi said the command learnt yesterday that some OPC members “invaded Kajola community in Ibarapa…to arrest one Wakili, a Fulani by tribe, who is alleged to be the sponsor and mastermind of various criminal attacks against the people/farmers of Yoruba origin in the community.

“While (at Kajola), the house of the Wakili in question was set ablaze, a female was burnt in the fire and Wakili (about 75 years old and blind) with two other persons were picked up.

“The three of them are presently in the custody of the police. The Commissioner of Police has directed that Wakili be moved to the hospital, while others are being interrogated. Others being interrogated are the OPC members involved in arson and murder.

“The Oyo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public 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.”

”Anybody that has any case against Iskilu Wakili should report it to the State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) Iyaganku Ibadan for discreet Investigation.”

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