Police allegedly detain three OPC members for arresting notorious herdsman Iskilu Wakili
The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has alleged that the police in Oyo detained three OPC operatives for arresting suspected notorious herdsman Iskilu Wakili.
Wakili has been accused of several crimes such as forceful possession of lands, kidnap and raping of women in Ayete area of Ibarapa in Oyo.
However, speaking with PUNCH on Sunday OPC sector coordinator Adedeji Oluwole said the police detained three of his men after they handed over Wakili.
The OPC leader said it took about four days of surveillance to arrest Wakili and three others, adding that 10 OPC operatives were part of the mission.
“We took Wakili and the 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,” he said.
“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 these 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.
“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.”
Oyo police spokesperson Olugbenga Fadeyi could not be immediately reached for comments.