- The Oyo state police command is making preparations to take a suspected kidnapper, Iskilu Wakili to court
- The police said it needs the support of the public to secure a conviction against the accused
- Wakili, however, has insisted that the accusations against him are false
The Oyo state police command has disclosed that it has commenced a discreet investigation of alleged bandits’ leader, Iskilu Wakili, who is accused of masterminding kidnappings and killings in Ibarapa north local government area of the state.
“Sequel to the arrest of Iskilu Wakili and two other persons and subsequent transfer to State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Iyaganku Ibadan, discreet investigation on the suspects has commenced.
“Consequent upon this, seasoned detectives have since commenced investigating Wakili and his suspected accomplices.''
The police spokesperson called on people to show up to give evidence against the suspect. Fadeyi dismissed claims that people who tender evidence against Wakili might be arrested.
“The Command wishes to invite members of the public who have corroborating evidences against them to appear, this will go a long way in ensuring that water tight evidence is established for the purpose of diligent prosecution.”
Meanwhile, Iskilu Wakili has 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. The suspect challenged the people who have evidence or facts of any crime he had committed to make it public.
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Wakili also argued that he has spent not less than 20 years in Ibarapa without being linked with any case of kidnapping until his arrest by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).
He said on the ill-fated day he was arrested, one of the occupants of his house, Tande, was killed, admitting also that he has many cows which sometimes find their way into the farmlands of Ibarara natives, Daily Trust reported
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