Wakili: Three OPC members remanded for arson and murder

Three members of the Oodua Peoples  Congress (OPC) members have been remanded in prison custody after being arraigned for arson and murder

They were remanded in a correctional centre for alleged arson and murder while effecting the arrest of alleged Ibarapa kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili.

The OPC members identified as Awodele Adedigba, 45;  Dauda Kazeem , 38, and Hassan Ramon, 33 were arraigned on three counts of conspiracy, murder and arson.

Insp Opeyemi Olagunju, prosecution counsel, told the court that the suspects on March 7,  at about 8am allegedly caused the death of a 45-year-old woman at Kajola village in Ayete community of Oyo state. They were also accused of setting the house on fire, causing a damage of N5 million.

Olagunju stated that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 316, 324, 443 and 516 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.

Chief Magistrate, Mr Olaide Hamzat who did not take the plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction, ordered that they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo town.

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