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Police Detain 3 Of The OPC Members Who Handed Over Wakili To Them [See Details]
Iskilu Wakili is a notorious Fulani warlord who was arrested for being responsible for criminal activities such as killing, kidnapping, and raping innocent people in Ayete area of Oyo State.
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He was captured on Sunday by the Oodua People’s Congress(OPC) and handed over to the divisional police in Igboora, Oyo.
Rather than appreciating the OPC for their courage and hard work, the police officers arrested three of the members for murder. They also took Wakili to the hospital for treatment because he looked pale and couldn’t talk when he was interrogated.
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Oluwole, the leader of the OPC team said he was shocked when the police detained three of his men after they handed over Wakili.
” We took Wakili and three others from Igangan to Igboora and handed them over to the DPO at Igboora. The name of the DPO is Ajayi Mark. As I am talking to you, they have taken them to Iyaganku at the State CID in Ibadan with three of my boys.
” When we took Wakili to the police this morning, the police said we should take Wakili to the hospital first which we refused because we are not in a position to do that. We told the police that they have been complaining all these days that they wanted to arrest Wakili and now we have brought Wakili to their doorstep, they should take over.
” Nobody touched Wakili, nobody hurt him, there are no traces of any hurt on him. He is an old man and we had promised the whole world that we won’t hurt them but we would arrest them for the whole world to see who is Wakili because all this while, he has been a faceless person, nobody knows him. We didn’t beat him or harm him. When we nabbed him, we put him inside a vehicle and handed him over to the police.
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” The DPO then said he got a signal from the CP (Commissioner of Police) in Iyaganku. They have taken three of my men to Iyaganku now,” he said.
This has sparked up reactions among the people of Oyo State as many were confused about the detainment of only the OPC members and not any Fulani since the fight involved both sides.
However, In a statement issued by the Police, the three OPC members were detained for being involved in arson and murder.
” The State Commissioner of Police has 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 whom is yet to be ascertained) was burnt in the fire and Wakili (about 75 years old and blind) with two (2) other persons were picked up. The three (3) of them are presently in the custody of the Police. The Commissioner of Police has directed that Wakili (due to his frail appearance and state of health), be moved to the Hospital, while others are being interrogated. Others being interrogated are the OPC members involved in arson and murder. “
To assist the Police in their investigation, it was written in the statement that anyone who has any case against Iskilu Wakili should report to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Iyaganku, Ibadan.
” Therefore, it is worthy of note that the good people of Oyo State and the general public should be rest assured that the officers and men in the Command would not derelict in its duty to bring to book criminal elements arrested for any infringement on the laws of the land, as adequate security measures have been emplaced against anything untoward while soliciting credible information from members of the public to enable the Police and other security agencies clampdown on crime and criminality in the State. In conclusion, anybody that has any case against Iskilu Wakili should report it to the State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) Iyaganku Ibadan for discreet Investigation”, the statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Gbenga Fedeyi added.
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