Members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) detained for arresting Iskilu Wakili, a Fulani leader, have been released from custody.

The OPC members had arrested Wakili and some of his fighters after a gun battle on Sunday at the Ibarapa area of Oyo state.


The state police command had subsequently arrested and detained some of the OPC members involved in the arrest, accusing them of murder.


The command said a woman was burnt to death while the OPC members were attempting to arrest Wakili.

Rotimi Olumo, the OPC coordinator in Oyo, said the three detained individuals were released from the Iyaganku police station on Tuesday as a result of their health condition.


“The three men were released on bail today from the state criminal investigation department in Iyaganku, Ibadan,” Olumo said.


“The police released them on health condition. The three men are seriously ill and need urgent medical attention. The police said the three of them should report regularly at the state CID for the ongoing investigation.”

Wakili has been accused of perpetrating criminal activities alongside his fighters in the Ibarapa area of the state.