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Family cries out over disappearance of father arrested by Security Operatives in Oyo


The family of Azeez Maruf Akintunde has cried out over his sudden disappearance.

It was gathered that Akintunde was allegedly arrested by military personnel in Oyo town last Thursday.

The family of the man has, however, cried out over his whereabouts.


It was learnt that Akintunde was allegedly arrested by Operation Burst personnel on Thursday, 18th November at his residence, located at Alhaja Sara Street, Cele, in Oyo town.

Recall that Operation Burst which consists of personnel of the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was set up by the Oyo State government to tackle crimes in the state.

Mr Akbar Azeez, one of Akintunde’s sons, said his father was allegedly taken away by Operation Burst personnel in Army uniform and in mufti.

Azeez, who spoke on Tuesday, said, “My father was putting on a towel when Operation Burst personnel came to arrest him in his house at about 6.15 am on Thursday and we the family have to beg them before they allowed him to put on his cloths.

“Some of the personnel that came for the arrest wore Army uniform while some were in mufti, my father challenged them to produce arrest warrant but they were unable to produce it. They later took him away without telling us his offence, if at all he committed any offence they should let us know and let us know his whereabouts.

“He was, first of all, taken to Operation Burst Office in Oyo town and a few minutes later he was blindfolded and taken out of operation burst office to an unknown location.

“Since then we have not heard from him or the Army of his whereabout and offence”.

The family went to the 2 Division Nigerian Army Headquarters in Odogbo, Ibadan, and the Mokola Police Station to find out where his father was incarcerated, according to Akbar.

He went on to say that all attempts to locate his father since then had failed.

Mr. Adebayo Azeez, another son of the victim, stated the Army operatives who came to arrest his father arrived in a Gulf car and three military vehicles.

He said that roughly 50 armed personnel returned with their father about 11 p.m. on Thursday to get his phone.

He also stated that his father’s whereabouts had remained unknown ever then.

“We have been to Operation Burst office in Oyo town and what they told us was that they don’t know his whereabouts and that they only received signal from Abuja to provide logistics for the arrest.

“We appeal to the Operation to tell us the whereabouts of our father, we don’t know what his allegations are or his whereabouts since the arrest, they should please release him”.

All attempts to contact the Commandant of Operation Burst were unsuccessful.

When contacted, Major I.O Iweha, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Division Nigerian Army, Odogbo, Ibadan, stated he didn’t have any information on the situation but promised to supply one as soon as he did.

Iweha said, “I am trying to get the information. I am trying to get information from our men in Ibadan.

“As soon as I get it, I will get back to you.

“But, now, I do not have the information”.

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