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Monday, 8 March 2021


UPDATE - Governor Makinde invites Oyo police commissioner over arrest of suspected kidnap kingpin, Wakili and OPC members


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has reportedly invited

the state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko on the recent twist in the security situation in Kajola, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the State.


Recall that some members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) who apprehended a suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili in Ayete, Ibarapa area of the state on Sunday March 7 were arrested after being accused of murder and an arson attack. 


Makinde who reacted to the arrest while performing a symbolic presentation of school notebooks to secondary school students across the state on Monday March 8, said he's been given an assurance that the police will do a thorough investigation into the security situations in the area.


He also urged residents of the state to refrain from ethnic profiling. Makinde said; 


“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.

“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 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.”

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