Operatives of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, detained by the Oyo State Police Command for arresting notorious Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili, have been released on bail, according to available information.

Information at the disposal of CompassNG revealed that the police released the three detained OPC operatives on health grounds for them to seek medical attention.

Disclosing this was the OPC Coordinator in Oyo State, Rotimi Olumo, who said, “The three men were released on bail today from the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, in Iyaganku, Ibadan.

“The police released them on health condition; the three men are seriously ill and need urgent medical attention.

“The police said the three of them should report regularly at the state CID for the ongoing investigation.”

Olumo however debunked the news making the rounds that the men were not moved from the state to Abuja, as reported in some sections of the media.

Recall that the OPC, had on Sunday, arrested Wakili, accused of terrorising villages in the Ibarapa area of the state.

The OPC later handed over Wakili to the Oyo State Police Command, but the police subsequently detained three OPC operatives for allegedly burning down Wakili’s house and killing an unknown woman in the process.

However, the OPC said the murder and arson allegations were false, adding that it immediately handed over Wakili and three of his accomplices to the police in Igboora after their arrest.

Before Wakili’s arrest, farmers and residents of Ayete, Kajola and neighbouring villages in Ibarapaland had lived in perpetual fear of Wakili, who was accused of displacing them from their farms, kidnapping their rich men and raping their women.


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