The Oyo State branch of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has debunked suggestions that it’s member have not been transferred to Abuja but rather are still being detained by the Oyo State Police Command.
OPC Coordinator for Oyo State, Mr. Rotimi Olumo, stated this on Tuesday saying “Our men are still in police custody here at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Iyaganku, Ibadan. I saw them this afternoon after a meeting with the police. They have not been moved anywhere and we are working on their release.”
The police had held on to the men who on Sunday apprehended a notorious kidnap kigpin, Iskilu Wakilu accusing them of murder and arson, which the OPC denied.
Wakili and three of his accomplices were arrested and later handed over to the police in Igboora after their arrest.
The OPC had called on Yoruba leaders to come to the rescue of its men, saying it is unfortunate that the police resorted to hunting its men after arresting the notorious Fulani warlord while Wakili was moved to the hospital.
Before Wakili’s arrest, farmers and residents of Ayete, Kajola and neighbouring villages in Ibarapaland lived in perpetual fear of Wakili who was accused of displacing them from their farms, kidnapping their rich men and raping their women.