The Oyo State Police command has declared that it has arrested some members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) in reference to the sooner arrest of Isikilu Wakili.

DAILY POST remembers that Wakili, a Fulani herdsman was accused of terrorising residents of Ibarapa geo-political zone of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that after a collection of alleged assaults on residents by Wakili, some members of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Sunday arrested the suspect.

The suspect was later handed over to the police.

The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed that Wakili was nonetheless in Police custody in an interview with DAILY POST earlier on Sunday.

The command has, nevertheless, mentioned that a number of the OPC members have been arrested in reference to the arrest of Wakili.

Fadeyi, who confirmed the arrest of the OPC members, famous that the OPC members had been nonetheless in police custody as on the time of submitting this report on Sunday evening.

He additionally confirmed that two different folks had been arrested together with Wakili.

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Fadeyi famous that the OPC members invaded Wakili’s residence and allegedly killed one individual.

He alleged that the OPC members had been arrested for setting ablaze Wakili’s residence and killing one individual.

He additionally added that the OPC members additionally set Wakili’s home ablaze.

Fadeyi added that anyone that has any case in opposition to Wakili ought to report it to the State Legal Investigation Division, (CID) Iyaganku Ibadan.

He added that that is to make sure discreet Investigation.

He added that the prime suspect, Wakili has been taken to an hospital attributable to his well being situation.

Fadeyi in a press release made obtainable to DAILY POST Sunday night mentioned, “The Oyo State Police Command wish to inform most of the people that at about 0900 hrs of date (seventh March 2021), data was obtained {that a} group of individuals, (later discovered to be members of the Odua Peoples Congress- OPC), had invaded Kajola group in Ibarapa axis of the State.

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“The invasion was reportedly geared toward arresting one Wakili, a Fulani by tribe, who’s alleged to be the sponsor and mastermind of varied felony assaults in opposition to the folks/farmers of Yoruba origin locally.

“The State Commissioner of Police has rapidly moved into motion and preliminary findings revealed that some OPC members went to Kajola group in Ibarapa North Native authorities Space of Oyo State.

“Whereas there, the home of the Wakili in query was set ablaze, whereas a feminine (the identification of who’s but to be ascertained) was burnt within the hearth and Wakili (about 75 years previous and blind) with two (2) different individuals had been picked up.

“The three of them are presently within the custody of the Police.

“The Commissioner of Police has directed that Wakili (attributable to his frail look and state of well being), be moved to the Hospital, whereas others are being interrogated. Others being interrogated are the OPC members, concerned in arson and homicide.”

Oyo: Police arrest OPC members who arrested Wakili


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