The Oyo State Police Command has released the three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested and detained over the arrest of suspected Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili.
Naija News reports that the OPC members named Dauda Kazeem, Awodele Adedigba, and Ramon Hassan were released on bail following the intervention of the state governor, Seyi Makinde, and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams.
The local security men were released on Tuesday at Iyaganku police station around 5.40pm after there were detained for allegedly burning the home of the warlord
It was gathered that the OPC members were released on health grounds to Oyo Coordinator of OPC Comrade Rotimi Oguntunde a.k.a. Olumo, Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Culture and Tourism, Hon. Ademola Akeem Ige and OPC lawyer.
Confirming the development, Comrade Oguntade said the OPC members were released so that they can take care of their health conditions, adding they were also to report to the police station at intervals.
He said: “We want to ask for their bail conditions that we should stand as surety.
“But due to their health condition that they are not feeling well. And we agreed that we will be bringing them back anytime they want to see them.
“So, it’s not like they just released them like that, so that it won’t be contrary to the agreement reached with the police because we agreed that we will still be bringing them back.
“They have been released due to their health condition because they fell sick in custody and they handed them over to their State Coordinator and they are to be brought back later.”
Oyo police spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, also confirmed the release was based on their health status.
Fadeyi said: “Based on their health status, they have been released to their Coordinator. That was the condition of their bail.”
Meanwhile, Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho has sent a critical warning to the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Force and the Department of State Services (DSS).
In a video posted on Twitter by former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Sunday Igboho cautioned the security agencies against framing innocent people following President Muhammadu Buhari’s shoot on sight order to whoever is caught carry AK-47 rifle.
Speaking in Yoruba language, he said: “My name is Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. Concerning President Buhari’s directive to kill any herdmen found with AK-47, we are happy with this decision. It’s not like these Fulani herdsmen are just carrying guns, they have been doing that since and it is not new.
“Thank God that our voices were heard. To all DSS, Police, Army and Civil Defence who would act on the President’s command, please be fair. Don’t go to Igbo or Yoruba lands to kill our farmers and then lie that they carried a gun. If you do such, there will be trouble in the land.
“Sheikh Gumi has shown you the way to capture these bandits, Go there and do your work properly.”