Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde says he has invited the commissioner of police Ngozi Onadeko following the arrest of notorious herdsman Iskilu Wakili and some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Ibarapa North Local Government Area.
Some OPC members were arrested on Sunday by the police after they handed over Iskilu Wakili who has been accused of numerous crimes in Ibarapa.
“I am aware of what is going on in Kajola in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state. I will like to use this opportunity to tell our people that, the government is doing everything within its power to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice,” Makinde said while performing a symbolic presentation of school notebooks to secondary school students across the state.
“Anyone that is found wanting or that has broken the law, irrespective of their ethnic background or their religion will be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land.
“So, people shouldn’t go into overdrive. I have asked the commissioner of police to see me today (Monday) and I have been given the assurance that they will do a thorough investigation into the security situations in the area.
“And I appeal to our people to please let us be calm. Please let us refrain from ethnic profiling, let us have trust in the ability and the capability of the people saddled with the responsibility of maintaining law and order within our state.
“It is the government that you put in place and the government will continue to work in the interest of the people of Oyo state.”
However, the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has alleged that the police in Oyo detained three OPC operatives for arresting suspected notorious herdsman Iskilu Wakili.
Iskilu Wakili has been accused of several crimes such as forceful possession of lands, kidnap and raping of women in Ayete area of Ibarapa in Oyo.
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