The Oyo State Police Command on Sunday, March 7, 2021 around 9:00am arrested three (3) OPC members and some others involved in the invasion of a community in the state in the bid to arrest a 75-years-old man, Iskilu Wakili alleged to be sponsoring various criminal attacks against farmers.
Information gathered by FASNEWSNG.COM was that the Oyo State Police Command received news that a group of persons (later found out to be members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) had invaded Kajola community in Ibarapa axis of the State with the aim of arresting 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.
In the process of trying to arrest the man, his house was set ablaze, while a female (whose identity is yet to be ascertained) was burnt to death.
According to the state command’s image maker, CSP. Fadeyi Olugbenga, the command quickly moved into action and arrested the three (3) OPC and Wakili (about 75- years-old and blind) with two (2) other persons. The three (3) OPC members are presently in the custody of the Police while the police commissioner, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko ordered, that Wakili, due to his frail appearance and state of health, be moved to the Hospital.
The three (3) OPC members and the others involved in arson and murder are being interrogated
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that any person or group of persons from any region or tribe that is found culpable to have committed any criminal act(s) in the State would be arrested and dealt with according to existing laws.
“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 has 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 to the State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) Iyaganku Ibadan for discreet Investigation,” The Command said.