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General News of Tuesday, 9 March 2021


I fainted several times when I was arrested - Wakili

Iskilu Wakili is a known warlord Iskilu Wakili is a known warlord

Iskilu Wakili, a known notorious warlord has said he fainted several times while he was been transported to the police station following his arrest on Sunday, March 8, 2021.

Wakili who is alleged to be a terrorist was arrested by Gani Adams' Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, a joint team of Ibarapa security operatives and other groups.

The warlord and his gang had been fingered in the killings, kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo State, The Punch reports.

Speaking to newsmen at the State Criminal Investigation Department at Iyaganku, Ibadan, Wakili said he was alerted by the women in his compound of the presence of those who arrested him.

“I told them to run for their lives, but I stayed back, lying down because I was sick and unable to run,” Wakili stated as quoted by Oyo Affairs.

He said he was taken to the Igboora police by men who dragged him out of his hut naked.

“I fainted several times before we got there. From the police station, we were moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan,” he said.

“I later learnt that my house had been razed and my son’s wife, called Kande, was shot. She’s lying in the mortuary now.”

According to Oyo affairs, Wakili denied the allegations against him, saying he has never been a kidnapper.

He added that he had also paid a ransom to the tune of millions after two of his children were kidnapped.

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