The Police command in Oyo State has announced that it has apprehended some members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) who earlier arrest Isikilu Wakili.

Recalls that Isikilu Wakili, a Fulani herdsman was alleged of terrorising people of Ibarapa community in Oyo state. Daily  Post Report

According to the information gathered by Ngrealnews that after a series of accused attacks on ibarapa people by Wakili, some members of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Sunday apprehended the culprit.

The Notorious Wakili was later handed over to the police.

Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, who is the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, affirmed that Wakili was still in their custody in an interview with DAILY POST earlier on Sunday.

However, the command has said that some of the OPC members have been apprehended in connection with the arrest of Wakili.

Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, who authenticate the arrest of the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC members, said that the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC members were still in police custody as at the time of filing this report on Sunday night.

Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, also confirmed that two other people were arrested along with Wakili.

He said that the OPC group attacked Wakili’s house and reportedly killed one person.

Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, also reported that the OPC group were apprehended for burning Wakili’s house and killing one person.

Police PRO said further that the OPC group burned Wakili’s residence.

Fadeyi included that anybody that has any case against Wakili should report it to the State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) Iyaganku Ibadan.

Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, further said that this is to guarantee concrete Investigation.

Fadeyi also said that Wakili has been moved to an hospital because of his health condition.

“The Oyo State Police Command would like to inform the general public that at about 0900 hrs of date (7th March 2021), information was received 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.

“The invasion was reportedly aimed at 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.

“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 who 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 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.” PRO Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi said.

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