- It seems that the misunderstanding between the OPC and the police over the arrest of Iskilu Wakili is not over
- Recently, the socio-cultural group berated the police for accusing it of murder and arson before handing over Wakili to officers
- The OPC said such an accusation from the police is quite unfortunate, adding that the claims twisted the whole narratives against its members
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The police command in Oyo state have come under fire for accusing some Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) members of arson and murder in the case of Iskilu Wakili's arrest.
In a statement made exclusively available to Legit.ng, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, the OPC publicity secretary, chided the command for twisting the entire narrative and thereby portrayed its members in bad light.
Oguntimehin revealed that the OPC members linked with the charges are Awodele Adedigba, Dauda Kazeem, and Hassan Ramon.
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The spokesman added that the group will seek justice against the unjust arrest, arraignment, and charges of arson and murder for the trio.
The statement read in part:
"It is most unfortunate that the police have twisted the narratives, accusing our members of arson and murder. The police decision against our members was nothing but a misplaced one and it was discouraging.
"People tend to be discouraged most times when things like these happened because there is no way organizations like ours that have the capacity to assist the police in ensuring effective security of people will continue without giving it a thought.
"But we wouldn't be discouraged in our effort. We will always play our roles in ensuring that our region is safe against criminal elements."
Meanwhile, the police command in Oyo on Tuesday, March 9, released Kazeem, Adedigba, and Hassan, all of whom were members of the OPC who were earlier detained over the arrest of Wakili.
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The trio was released at the Iyaganku police station in the state.
The release of Kazeem, Adedigba, and Hassan was witnessed by the coordinator of the OPC in Oyo, Comrade Rotimi Oguntunde alongside Ademola Akeem, the special adviser to the state governor on culture and tourism.
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