Oyo State Police Command on Sunday confirmed three members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) are in custody for arresting suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakiliin Ayete, of Ibarapa local government, Oyo state.
The police said the three men were being interrogated for their involvement in arson and murder while carrying out the arrest of Wakili. Oyo Police Spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, a Chief Superintendent of Police, also said 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.
He said “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 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.