The alleged notorious Fulani warlord, Mr. Abdullahi Wakili, has been charged to court for alleged murder and kidnapping.
An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, yesterday, ordered that alleged notorious Fulani warlord in Ibarapaland, be remanded in a correctional facility.
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.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction, 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.
He adjourned the matter until May 17, for mention.
A legal practitioner, Oritsuwa Uwawa, appeared for all the suspects.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, ASP Adewale Amos, told the court that Wakili, Abu, Samaila and Manu on October 20, 2015 allegedly conspired to kill 32-year-old Akinwale Akande.
Amos also alleged that on August 15, 2020, at about 4pm in Idi–Emi, Oyo State, Wakili and others kidnapped a woman.
The police alleged that the suspects while armed with cutlasses and axes robbed her 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).
Wakili and his accomplices were arrested by men of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in Oyo State
Before Wakili’s arrest, farmers and residents of Ayete, Kajola and neighbouring villages in Ibarapaland lived in perpetual fear of Wakili who was accused of displacing them from their farms, kidnapping their rich men and raping their women.