Osun State coordinator,OPCI denies involvement in kire–apomu crisis.

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KEHINDE AKINPELU, ILORIN

The Oodua Progressive Care Initiative, OPCI on Friday debunked the rumour going round the town on the Ikire, Irewole local government area of Osun State crisis, where two hoodlums lost their lives and many others sustained different degree of injuries saying people should not implicate OPCI in the crisis.

This was disclosed in a press release issued by the Osun State Coordinator of the OPCI, Dr Hammed Daramola Idowu and made available to newsmen in Osogbo the Osun State capital on Friday.

The OPCI said, “We want to state it here point blank and set the record straight by saying it categorically that those whom referred to as members of OPCI were not, as far as OPCI Osun state is concerned.

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“Though, in some years back it was on record and on disputable fact that some members of outlaw group (OPC) and members of OPCI in Irewole local government of Osun state engaged themselves in the surviving war which one of the crisis lovers (one Akerele and his group believed to be Gani Adams OPC) was arrested and charged to court of law by the Osun state police command.

The statement added further, “In year 2020, one Semiu Agbeyangi who was then the state Coordinator of OPCI in Osun and his group in Apomu/Ikire was suspended from the organisation for their involvement in the series of crisis that rocked Ikire/Apomu especially the Ikire/Apomu vs Nigeria army.

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“When the National body of OPCI found Agbeyangi and his group guilty of the offences and allegations leveled against them, they have been since expelled from the Oodua progressive care initiative (OPCI )”.

The statement thereby call on the state security authority to investigate the cause of the crisis that terminated the lives of those young men and bring the culprit to book.

” The OPCI in Osun state will not relent in its effort to ensure that peace is reign in the state and continue to give necessary support to the law enforcement agencies in their bids to eradicate crime and criminals in the state” the statement concluded.

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