About a year after he too was abducted by Fulani herdsmen, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, has lost one of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) security guards he employed to guard his farm.
The security guard was abducted and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The herdsmen allegedly stormed the farm located at Ilado in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State and kidnapped the security guard after the deceased and his colleagues resisted grazing on their principal’s farm.
The corpse of the deceased, who was kidnapped from the farm last weekend was discovered a few days ago inside a pool of water a few kilometers to the farm.
A source said the guards repelled the herdsmen when they first arrived only for them to resurface after mobilising more of their men. They kidnapped of the guards.
The matter was reported at the state police command following which a search party was organised and which discovered his corpse many days later.
The state police command which had sent out invitation for a press briefing to newsmen in the state probably on the matter on Friday put it off for reason undisclosed.
Though, the Commissioner of police Hilda Harrison did not give any reason for the cancellation of the media briefing, sources said the assignment may have been halted because the Commissioner had not gotten approval from the Inspector General of Police.
When asked questions on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer for the state Command, Femi Joseph declined comments, saying all the questions should be directed to the Police Commissioner.
The Personal Assistant to Chief Falae, Moshood Adekunle Raji, said the matter is a criminal matter and would be so handled by the state police command.
He said he could not comment on the matter because the police are still investigating it.