16th March, 2021
By Adebisi Fatima Shittu
Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned alleged notorious warlord, Abdullahi Iskilu Wakili, two of his sons, Abu, Samaila, and one Aliyu Manu, on six count charges bordering on conspiracy, murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.
The suspect were arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan.
The prosecution counsel, ASP Adewale Amos told the court that Wakili , Abu, Samaila and Manu conspired to commit the offence.
Amos said Wakili and others on Oct. 20, 2015, caused the death of Cpl. Akinwale Akande, 32, while performing his lawful duty.
He alleged that on Aug. 15, 2020, at about 4pm in Idi – Emi , Oyo State, Wakili and others kidnapped a woman.
The police also alleged that the suspects, while armed with cutlasses and axe robbed the woman of N100, 000.
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 plea of the suspects for lack of jurisdiction.
He therefore remanded them in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo State.
Idowu ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
He adjourned the matter until May 17, for mention.
Mr. Oritsuwa Uwawa appeared for all the suspects.