Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has called on the Oyo State Police command to release the four members of the O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC) who arrested Iskilu Wakili, a notorious Fulani bandit accused of terrorising communities in Oyo State.
Fani-Kayode also called on the police authorities to immediately arrest Abu, the son of Wakili, who, he alleged, killed a number of people following the arrest of his father on Sunday.
The former minister stated this in a series of posts on Twitter on Monday while congratulating Gani Adams, the leader of the OPC and the group over the arrest of Wakili.
He described the OPC members who arrested the notorious bandit as “heroes”, insisting that they handed over the suspect to the police safely.
He stated that the police’s attention should instead be focused on Abu, who he claimed is the “enforcer” of his father’s purported criminal activities.
According to him, Abu had killed about 10 people three days ago, noting that he brought up the issue before Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, and Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police.
He, however, noted that despite the IGP’s promised intervention, Abu went on and allegedly killed four people on Sunday in the aftermath of his father’s arrest.
“There is no doubt that the newly captured Wakili is the godfather of terrorism in the SW. However the enforcer & “hard man” of his terrorist cell is his son whose name is Abu. Abu killed 10 innocent souls 3 days ago and Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho), who was utterly enraged and who sent pictures of their bodies to me one hour after they were murdered. I forwarded same to my friend & brother Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state who not only forwarded them to the IGP in my presence but also called him and briefed him.
“The IGP assured him that he would take necessary action & look into the matter. Sadly this morning, after the arrest of his father yesterday, Abu has killed 4 more innocent & defenceless souls. This is unacceptable. The boy is just a heartless & vicious beast & worse of all,” Fani-Kayode tweeted.
Claiming that Abu is not a Nigerian, Fani-Kayode called on the police to immediately locate and arrest Wakili’s son.
He tweeted: “He, like his father Wakili together with most of the terrorists in our land, is a FOREIGN Fulani & not a local one. I hereby call on the authorities to locate, arrest & prosecute Wakili’s son, Abu, immediately or better still shoot him on sight.”
The ex-minister also called on the police to immediately arraign Wakili before a court, noting that he must not be released under any circumstance.
“I also call on them to charge Wakili to court as soon as possible & ensure that he is brought to justice for his horrendous crimes against the people of Ibarapa, Oyo state & the South West.
“Finally I call for the immediate release of the OPC heroes who arrested the monster called Wakili & who handed him over to the authorities in one piece. Be rest assured that where the authorities refuse to arrest terrorists in the SW we reserve the right to do it ourselves & hand them over to the police for investigation.
“Finally let me say the following. Under no circumstances should Wakili be set free. If that were to happen for any reason it would threaten and jeopardise the peace process that has been put in place very badly and it would cause many to lose faith and hope in what we are trying to achieve,” he tweeted.