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Police arrest OPC members for the death of one person during the arrest of Wakili the notorious herdsman in Oyo

Police arrest OPC members for the death of one person during the arrest of Wakili the notorious herdsman in Oyo

The Oyo State Police command has declared that it has arrested some members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) in connection with the earlier arrest of Isikilu Wakili.

Recall that Wakili, a Fulani herdsman was accused of terrorising residents of Ibarapa geo-political zone of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that after a series of alleged attacks on residents by Wakili, some members of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Sunday arrested the suspect.

The suspect was later handed over to the police.

The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed that Wakili was still in Police custody in an interview earlier on Sunday.

The command has, however, said that some of the OPC members have been arrested in connection with the arrest of Wakili.

Fadeyi, who confirmed the arrest of the OPC members, noted that the OPC members were still in police custody as at the time of filing this report on Sunday night.

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He also confirmed that two other people were arrested along with Wakili.

Fadeyi noted that the OPC members invaded Wakili’s residence and allegedly killed one person.

He alleged that the OPC members were arrested for setting ablaze Wakili’s residence and killing one person.

He also added that the OPC members also set Wakili’s house ablaze.

Fadeyi added that anybody that has any case against Wakili should report it to the State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) Iyaganku Ibadan.

He added that this is to ensure discreet Investigation.

He added that the prime suspect, Wakili who is about 75 years old and blind has been taken to an hospital due to his health condition.

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