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Ibadan unrest: Detained OPC members released on bail



OYO State Police Command has granted bail to the three members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), who were being detained over an alleged arson on the residence of a suspected herder warlord, IsikiluWakili at Ibarapa, where a woman was said to have been burnt to death.

  They were released from the police custody at Iyaganku Ibadan, on Tuesday

  Their release was sequel to the intervention of the Oyo State Government and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams.

  The three detained OPC members were released in the presence of Oyo State Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress, Mr Rotimi Oguntunde, otherwise known as Olumo, Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Culture and Tourism, Mr Ademola AkeemIge and a lawyer.

  Earlier in an interview,  the OPC members, Dauda Kazeem, Ramoni Hazzan and Awodele Adedigba, had denied involvement in an alleged arson on the residence of the suspected herder, Wakili.

  They explained that they only apprehended Wakili and three of his men as directed by their zonal coordinator and handed them over to the Police for allegedly being in the habit of terrorising the indigenes of Ibarapa area of the state.

  In the meantime, over 200 farmers on Tuesday, staged a peaceful protest in Ayete over the security situation in Ibarapa land which they described as worrisome.

  Meanwhile the public police relations officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi said Mr Wakili Iskilu and three others were still being detained at the Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku for further interrogation.

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