- The Nigeria police have refuted a viral claim of detaining people who reported attacks by herdsmen in Ibadan
- Reacting to the allegations via its spokesman, the police described the allegations as baseless
- The police spokesman noted that the command is willing to partner with members of the public in prompt response to complaints
The Nigeria Police, Oyo state command has denied detaining people who reported attacks by herdsmen in Ibarapa axis of the southwest state.
In a report by The Nation, the command also refuted allegations of collecting money from residents before they were granted bail.
The police in a statement by the command spokesman Fadeyi Olugbenga described the allegations as unfounded and baseless.
Olugbenga went on to note that the police command is more than ever willing to partner with members of the public in prompt response to complaints and intelligence gathered.
He added that seasoned detectives have since commenced an investigation into Iskilu Wakili and his suspected accomplices following their arrest and their transfer to State Criminal Investigation Department, (CID), Iyaganku Ibadan.
The spokesman urged the public not to relent in rendering prompt and accurate information devoid of any form of social colouration with the police.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Oyo state police command detained three members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) who arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili.
Wakili has been accused of being responsible for violent crimes in the Ayete area of Ibarapaland in Oyo state.
Gbenga Fadeyi, the police spokesperson in the state, accused members of the OPC who arrested the suspect of committing murder.
In another report, Wakili defended himself against an allegation that he is a criminal.
Wakili disclosed this while speaking with some selected journalists through an interpreter at the Eleyele Police headquarters.
He claimed he had thought the people who came to arrest him were Amotekun operatives. In fact, he challenged the people who have evidence or facts of any crime he had committed to make it public.
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