Court orders remand of Isikilu Wakili, three others in correctional facility


An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has ordered that Isikilu Wakili be remanded in a correctional facility.

It was gathered that Wakili, age 70 was accused of masterminding series of kidnapping and similar attacks in the Ibarapa geo-political zone of the State.

He had earlier been arrested for alleged involvement in criminal activities in the State

However, on Tuesday, the Court ordered that the suspect be remanded in a correctional facility.

Our correspondent reports that Wakili alongside his two sons and one other suspect were arraigned in court

The police charged Wakili alongside his sons Abu, 45 and Samaila, 27 as well as Aliyu Manu, 20 with six counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

The suspects are to be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo town.

The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take the plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction, adjourned the matter till May 17, for mention.

Idowu ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

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