Saturday, 7 May 2016

Sympathizers stormed the residence of abducted former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, to rejoice with him following his release on Thursday.

The sympathisers were thanking God for saving him from the hands of the evil doers.

The inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, who was at the residence of the politician, said no ransom was paid for Falae’s release.

Journalists were not allowed to interview the former secretary to the Federal Government for alleged security reasons.

Asked if any ransom was paid, the Inspector General of Police refused to make any comments on that.

But it was learnt that Falae was dumped at Joyland Hotel, near owo, in Owo Local Government area of the state before well-wishers who recognised him alerted the police.

All efforts to speak with some family members of Falae proved abortive but one of his in-laws, who also happened to be a chieftain of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, said the family appreciated all and sundry for his release.

Meanwhile, Falae was brought in a police Prado Land Cruiser Jeep with plate number NPF 02-03, with the inspector General of Police.

The former Finance Minister was abducted on his farm in Ilu-Odo, On do State last Monday by unknown gunmen.

His abductors had initially demanded N100 million ransom before they later reduced it by N10million but Falae’s family said they could only afford N2million.

It is not clear if they eventually paid the N2million.



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