Panic in Oyo as OPC members arrest notorious kidnapper Wakilu Isiaka Muhammadu, 3 others

Panic in Oyo as OPC members arrest notorious kidnapper Wakilu Isiaka Muhammadu, 3 others

- The war against kidnapping has been intensified in Oyo state

- This is as the operatives of the OPC arrested 4 suspected kidnappers in the Ibarapa axis

- OPC said it is committed to ending kidnapping and other sundry crimes in Oyo state and southwest

PAY ATTENTION: Join Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!

Oyo state chapters of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Sunday, February 27, arrested four suspected kidnappers in Ibarapa area of Oyo state.

The group under the supervision of the Oyo state coordinator, comrade Rotimi Olumo, also made huge progress with the arrest of the second in command to the dreaded kidnapper, Wakilu, Isiaka Muhammadu was also arrested.

According to a statement obtained by, the arrest was made around 1;00 pm when the OPC was on a search mission for the dreaded Wakilu that had been terrorising the entire Ibarapa area.

Read also

Breaking: Kano shuts 10 boarding schools over kidnappings in neighbouring states

Panic in Oyo as OPC members arrest notorious kidnapper Wakilu Isiaka Muhammadu, 3 others
Four kidnappers were arrested by members of OPC. Credit: OPC media
Source: UGC

Muhammadu, who was arrested around 5pm, had given vital information that might lead to the arrest of the kingpin.

The suspected Kidnappers had been a thorn in the flesh of the residents of the community.

The four suspects have been handed over to the police and they are presently at the Ago ranger, Civil Defence headquarters in Igbo Ora.

Meanwhile, the search mission, according to the coordinator, is still ongoing as the OPC was determined to rid the entire southwest of kidnappers and other criminal elements in the southwest.

"We are determined to rid the southwest of criminal elements, including kidnappers and bandits, we are always ready to complement the efforts of the police and the southwest security Network (Amotekun) in the state, and we will not relent in this efforts" Olumo said.

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app

Read also

Finally, police commence search and rescue operation for kidnapped school girls

Tajudeen Salaudeen, a leader of Amotekun security network in Oyo state, has reportedly passed away.

According to Vanguard, Tajudeen who was a leader of the para-military security group in Kajola local government area died on Thursday, January 28.

He died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole as he rode on his motorcycle.

It was gathered that Tajudeen was heading to Okeho in the early hours of Thursday when he got a call to come back for an emergency assignment at Ilero. He died while returning.


Rahaman Abiola is a result-oriented journalist and content writer with a firm grip of over 5-year corporate experience stranding diverse roles in digital & traditional media and social media communication.

A published literary writer, freelancer and public commentator, he has written over 100 essays covering diverse issues on economy, politics and current affairs, entertainment and leadership published in virtually all notable Nigerian national dailies and digital media in Nigeria.

He is a graduate of English Literature, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Follow him on Twitter via @ShugabanR.


Online view pixel