Members of the Oodua People’s Congress, who arrested Fulani warlord, Isikilu Wakili, have been transferred by the Oyo State Police Command to the Force Headquarters in Abuja, allegedly on the directives of a top presidential aide.
The detained OPC members are part of the joint security team that arrested Wakili at Ayete in Oyo State on Sunday.
Indigenes of Ibarapa on several occasions have accused Wakilu of masterminding kidnappings and killings of innocent people in the area.
According to Vanguard, the OPC members were first transferred from Oyo Police Command to Force CID in Alagbon, Lagos, from where they were taken to Abuja.
A source noted that a top presidential aide warned some traditional rulers in Ayete and Ibarapaland not to touch Wakilu.
“I told the OPC guys not to arrest Wakilu because the Oba of Ayete told me that there is a presidential order on Wakili and that he should not be touched.”
“When the team that went to arrest Wakili got there, I was called and I told them that members of our group should back down from the operation and that those going there to apprehend Wakilu would be arrested.”
“Oba Ayete said a top presidential aide called him and warned him that nothing must happen to Wakilu. All the steps taken by the OPC guys and the team were already known by the Presidency. All the OPC guys arrested are on their way to Abuja. Wakili has foot soldiers doing the work for him.”
“If you observed well, Wakilu pretended that he was not well. They burnt the man’s house but the police are now claiming that they burnt Wakili’s wife in it. That is the case the police will use against the OPC boys.”
“It was a trap set for the OPC boys and they will be jailed for it. Wakilu was used as bait for a trap. I was reliably informed that they were moved from Eleyele to Force CID at Alagbon in Lagos.”
“From there, they have been taken to Abuja. Sunday Igboho would have also been arrested but he withdrew at the last minute,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has vowed to prevent a miscarriage of justice on the recent arrests of some OPC members.