The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr Hafiz Inuwa on Wednesday paraded 12 arrested members of the Oodua People’s Congress from Ondo State with arms and ammunitions.
According to reports, the Commissioner accused the OPC members of coming to Delta State to commit crimes because they had no business or engagement in Delta State other than to do so.
However, the leader of the group, Chief Sunday Ani disagreed with the Police. He told journalists that they travelled to his village Onicha-Ukwani in Ndokwa West area of the state to fortify themselves.
“We are OPC members from Ondo and we came to Delta, which is my state, to fortify ourselves so that we will not fall into the hands of criminals. We always confront criminals, such as kidnappers, so we need to fortify ourselves against gunshots.
“We had taken the charm from my village and on our way back to Ondo, our vehicle broke down; it was in that process that the police arrested us. We are not criminals, we work together with the police and we cannot just wait for criminals to kill us just like that; so we went for spiritual fortification”.