Detained OPC members who arrested Wakili released.


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Some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), who were detained for arresting Iskilu Wakili, a Fulani leader, have been released from custody.

EkocityMagazine had reported how Some OPC operatives had arrested Wakili and some of his fighters after a gun battle early Sunday morning at the Ibarapa area of Oyo state.

In turn, the state police command also arrested some of the OPC operatives who were involved in the arrest of Wakili, accusing them of murder.

According to the command, a woman was burnt to death while the OPC members were attempting to arrest Wakili.

Rotimi Olumo, the OPC coordinator in Oyo, said the three detained officers were released at the Iyaganku police station on Tuesday as a result of their health condition.

He also dispelled the rumors making the rounds that his men were moved to Abuja for interrogations.

“The three men were released on bail today from the state criminal investigation department in Iyaganku, Ibadan,” Olumo said.

“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.”

Wakili has been accused of perpetrating criminal activities alongside his fighters in the Ibarapa area of the state.

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