OPC blows hot, demand immediate release of arrested members

N3bn as ransom to kidnappers

By Kunle Bakare

Worried by the arrest of four members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Rotimi Oguntunde aka Olumo has disclosed that his members were illegally detained by men of the Nigerian police.

The Otunba Gani Adams led OPC coordinator in Oyo State while speaking with Rulers World Magazine in Ibadan cleared the air that his men were not responsible for the fire inferno that razed Iskilu Wakilu’s building in Ibarapa area of the state.

He stated that since almost three months ago, the people of Ibarapa has been under the siege of Iskilu Wakilu who was alleged to be terrorising and the brain behind most of the kidnapping cases in that axis of the state.

Comrade Olumo hinted that the people of Ayete, Eruwa, Igangan and Igboora in Oyo State were predominantly farmers whose only source of livelihood has been put on hold owing to the frequent attack on the farmers by Iskilu and his boys.

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Olumo while condemning the action of the Nation’s security agencies for not responding to the call of the people of Ibarapa said his members can not watch their kinsmen to be under the attack of Wakilu .

“That was what prompted our members and some local security to come together and fish out the killer herdsmen “

“We told our people not to take laws into their hands and immediately we bursted the forests Wakilu was arrested by OPC guys and while handling him over to the police, four of our boys were also detained”.

” I don’t think this is what they should do to our People who were out to rescue their kinsmen, they have done what the government, traditional institution and every one of us should do and I think arresting our boys should not be best thing for the police.

While speaking on the call for Yoruba Nation, Olumo stated that the yoruba’s have been marginalised in the country and that if things can not be distributed equally it better for each region to go separately peacefully.

We all know the story of our amalgamation of 1914 and I can tell you that it’s long overdue to separate and we can no more tolerate been put behind in the distribution of things in the country.