Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde has queried the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko on the arrest of some chieftains of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).
The OPC chieftains were arrested by the police shortly after handing over a kidnap kingpin, Iskil Wakili who has been terrorizing the people of Oke Ogun area of the state.
He was on Sunday arrested by the OPC operatives by there was a twist to the saga when the police arrested members of the vigilance group who went to effect the arrest of Wakili in Ayete, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the State.
The police arrested the OPC members accusing them of arson and murder.
The Governor who said he is aware of the goings-on in the region assures that his administration is doing everything within its powers to ensure there is no miscarriage of justice.
He vowed that anyone found wanting of breaking the law, irrespective of the ethnic background or religion will be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land.
Makinde spoke on Monday while performing a symbolic presentation of school notebooks to secondary school students across the state.
The event which held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Agodi Ibadan was attended by top government functionaries and select school students.
Makinde said “I am aware of what is going on in Kajola in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state. I will like to use this opportunity to tell our people that, the government is doing everything within its power to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice.
“Anyone that is found wanting or that has broken the law, irrespective of their ethnic background or their religion will be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land.
“So, people shouldn’t go into overdrive. I have asked the Commissioner of Police to see me today and I have been given the assurance that they will do a thorough investigation into the security situations in the area.
“And I appeal to our people to please let us be calm. Please let us refrain from ethnic profiling; let us have trust in the ability and the capability of the people saddled with the responsibility of maintaining law and order within our state.
“It is the government that you put in place and the government will continue to work in the interest of the people of Oyo state.”