Ekiti State Governorship Aspirant, Opeyemi Bamidele’s Aide Arrested By SSS

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Sept 25, 2013 – Opeyemi Bamidele’s Campaign Coordinator, Chief Remi Oguntuase Arrested By SSS; Ekiti State Governorship Aspirant Battles Dirty Politics

The crisis rocking Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took another dimension as operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), arrested Chief Remi Oguntuase, a strong supporter and close associate of the House of Representatives member and governorship aspirant, Mr.  Opeyemi Bamidele.

No official reason was given for the arrest, but sources said it was another strategy by Bamidele‘s known opponent to further attack him over the popular support he got from the public during his disrupted guber declaration programme last Thursday.

Confirming the arrest to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, a leader of Ekiti Bibire Coalition, Bamidele’s political platform, who preferred anonymity, said six SSS operatives on Monday stormed Oguntuase’s residence located at Onigari, GRA in Ado Ekiti at about 11am and held no fewer than 10 occupants of the house hostage for about forty minutes the operation lasted.

Oguntuase had been attacked repeatedly before by some APC thugs, believed to be working for Bamidele’s opponent in the party.

According to Daily Sun source, the security operatives acted in a gestapo-like manner and in the process wounded the security man at the entrance gate, broke the pedestrian gate before gaining entry into the palatial building.  The source immediately seized the telephone sets of all the occupants, including Oguntuase’s children and wife and ransacked all the rooms in the building.

According to the  source,  Oguntuase was later whisked away in a white Hilux Van alongside his wife to the SSS headquarters located along New Iyin Road in the state capital.

The source, however, confirmed that Oguntuase was later released at about 10p.m on Monday with an  instruction that he should appear at the SSS office yesterday for further questioning.

According to him: “We were inside the house when the SSS operatives broke into the building and ransacked all the rooms.

“They could not find anything incriminating. They only saw cassettes of a Yoruba Poet, named Ologundudu,” the source said.

When asked whether the arrest was in connection with last Thursday’s rally, the source said, “Chief Oguntuase told us that they didn’t ask him any question about the rally. He said they only asked him about the cassettes they seized from him.”

When journalists visited the SSS office yesterday at about 2.15 pm, Chief Oguntuase, who arrived the office at about 10am was still being held. Efforts by journalists to see the state SSS Director, Mr. Samuel Tamuno to clarify the matter was abortive, saying he could not attend to newsmen because they were not invited to his office by him.

[Report by Daily Sun]

10 thoughts on “Ekiti State Governorship Aspirant, Opeyemi Bamidele’s Aide Arrested By SSS

  1. I was actually about to read d news till I saw d words dirty politic. which is not only a word but award to them and that made me to stop reading before I develop high blood presure at my age.maybe when d headline says (Jesus Christ d son of God visited Aso rock with whips and koboko to teach d politicals d rule of law and how lead)eh I will then know that something good will come out of it.

  2. I LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON IN EKITI STATE. MEN OF INTEGRITY LIKE BAMIDELE ARE NOT COMMON. IF IT WERE TO BE ABOUT PDP….WHOOSA…LIE MOHAMMED WOULD HAVE CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THE ISSUE CAN MAKE THE COUNTRY DISINTEGRATE
    LAGOS ASSEMBLY WOULD HAVE COMDEMNED THE ACT
    OPPOSITION HUMAN RIGTHT ACTIVIST WOULD HAVE A SAY

  3. @bezo,dis is nt Goodluck’s handwork.Its non of his bussiness since its nt his party.D present gov(Fayemi) who is a coward who cannot stand by his words is d 1 behind it.Y on earth did he want 2 rule d 2nd time witout achievement in d 1 term?He spent d state’s moni on constructing a private uni in Ghana.Infact,dat man is an imbecile.

  4. I tink dis beter for us in Ekiti state…we all sent Dr Olusegun Oni packing from okebaraky office…n now we can all see wat our own Fayemi is doing even to his own party member…..only wat I can say is that Fayemi days ar numberd on Ekiti. If MOB fail to sent Fayemis away other ppls wl do so……….using our money to construct UNI in Ghana? God wl never forgive Fayemi n his family……..irinle ekiti oni fun e se ooo..agbaya ole.gbewiri

  5. i sincerely need to have a strong foot hold in this MOB governance cos its beginning to dawn on me that he will win this election but my problem is that he may posses same wavering and unstable mind like his political counterpart in decision making process. i implore him to own himself wen he gets dere.

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