Amid raging controversy over the identity of suspected Fulani kingpin, Iskilu Wakili, arrested by Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and handed over to the police last Sunday, Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, gives insight into how the alleged notorious herder was arrested in the battle of Ayete, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Some critics had claimed, last week, that the arrested ‘Wakili’ was not the wanted kingpin who has been credited with the claims of terrorizing Ibarapa, the reason activist Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, and his group gave herdsmen operating in the area seven days ultimatum to quit last month. Recall that three members of the OPC who took part in the arrest of ‘Wakili’ were apprehended by the police but later released. They were accused of illegal arrest.
While Gani Adams, in this interview, faults the police for allegedly trying to change the narrative of Wakili’s arrest, he points fingers at some traditional rulers and politicians from the South-West of trying to frame him and members of OPC. He also bares his mind on other sundry issues in the polity. Excerpts: