Two months after some unknown soldiers invaded his residence, operatives of Operation Burst, a security outfit set up by the Oyo state government on Thursday morning invaded the house of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in the state, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoenia, on an undisclosed mission.
According to a CCTV footage, men of the Operation Burst numbering 20 arrived at the Bashorun residence of Olopoenia at about past 10am in a three Toyota Hilux pick up with Operation Burst bodly written on them.
Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, the son of the PDP chieftain, Azeez Olopoenia, who was at home alongside other occupants of the house when the Operation Burst men arrived, said they asked of one Olabisi who is a former House of Reps member but he told them there was nobody like that in the house.
He further informed that it was at that point that one of the men went out of the compound to make a call and returned to ask for Alhaji Adebisi Olopoenia and that was when he told him that Olopoenia was not at home, this response from Azeez prompted the man in an Army uniform to slap him.
Azeez has since been hospitalised due to injury sustained as a result of the severity of the slap.
Azeez told the Nigerian Tribune that the Operation Burst operatives hurriedly left the house upon sighting some CCTV surveillance cameras installed in the house.
“They quickly left when their leader said “Camera dey here o”. What that means is that that they were actually on an unlawful mission.” He said.
Reacting to the development, Olopoenia, noted that he has no doubt in his mind that some group of people who are interested in occupying some key positions in the incoming government in the state of which he believes are of no good intentions are behind the plot as he has not committed any crime that would warrant the invasion by the Operation Burst men.
“I still don’t understand why some people are after my life. I am not contesting for political office, I am not looking for political appointment, so what exactly is their problem?
“I’m using this medium to call on those in charge of Operation Burst, the Commissioner of Police, the GOC second division of the Nigerian Army as well as the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to come to my aid by not allowing these people to kill me.”
Recall that Olopoenia, had on February 27, 2019, petitioned the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state over an alleged threat to life, kidnapping, forcible entry and conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace.