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Iskilu Wakili: Court Remands Three OPC members For Arson, Murder



Igangan: Detained OPC members Released After Three Months

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan has remanded three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in a correctional centre for alleged arson and murder.

The three OPC members identified as Awodele Adedigba, Dauda Kazeem, and Hassan Ramon were involved in the recent arrest of Fulani warlord, Iskilu Abdullahi Wakili.

According to the Oyo State Police, the three suspects have been charged with three counts of conspiracy, murder, and arson.

The prosecution counsel, Insp Opeyemi Olagunju told the court that the suspects on March 7, at about 8 a.m. at Kajola village, Ayete, allegedly caused the death of a 45-year-old woman.

Olagunju said that Awodele, Dauda and Hassan set fire to the house of Wakili, causing damage of N5 million.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 316, 324, 443 and 516 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.

The Chief Magistrate, Olaide Hamzat, who did not take the plea of the suspects, for want of jurisdiction, ordered that they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo town.

Hamzat ordered the police to return the case file to the office of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He adjourned the matter till 21 April for mention.

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