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Police Arraign Wakili, Sons For Kidnapping, Murder

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Notorious warlord, Abdullah Iskilu Wakili was on Tuesday charged to court by the Oyo State Police Command on six-count charges bordering on conspiracy, kidnapping, murder and armed robbery.

The suspect was arraigned before the Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Ibadan, along with his two sons, Abu, Samaila and one Aliyu Manu.

Prosecution Counsel, Adewale Amos told the court that Wakili, Abu, Samaila and Manu, had on October 20, 2015, caused the death of Cpl. Akinwale Akande, 32, while performing his lawful duty.

Amos also alleged that on August 15, 2020, at about 4pm in Idi-Emi, Oyo State, Wakili and others kidnapped a woman and robbed her of N100, 000, while armed with dangerous weapons

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 316, 324 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.

He said the offence also contravened the provisions of sections 3, 6, and punishable under section 4 (2) of the Kidnapping (Prohibition ) Law 2016 and Section 6b of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act .Cap RII, Vol.14, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004 and section (2) (a) (b) of the Robbery and Firearms ( Special Provisions) .

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take the plea of the suspects for lack of jurisdiction,  remanded them in Abolongo Correctional facility.

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

The case was adjourned to May 17, for mention.

Wakli was arrested by the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), following allegations that he and his gang were responsible for the many cases of kidnapping, raping, murder in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State.

 

 

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