Olu Falae Narrowly Escapes Death in Osun

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, has narrowly escaped being killed on an expressway in Osun state.

Olu Falae who was the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the last general elections, cheated death on Wednesday when a gun shot was allegedly fired at his car by mobile police men along Akure-Ilesha Express way.

It was gathered that the elder statesman was on his way to Ile-Ife to join other members of the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, on a courtesy call on Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi when the incident happened.

Narrating his ordeal to newsmen in Osun, the ex-Secretary to the Federal Government, SFG, said he narrowly escaped death in the hands of the gunmen.

He explained that his car was shot at Ile-Oluji junction, while traveling to Ife for Afenifere’s visit to Ooni of Ife.

The attack is coming few months after he was kidnapped from his farm in Ondo by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

He said, “I was coming from Akure approaching Ilesa. I saw some vehicles ahead of me. There was a bullion van in front. The vehicles ahead of us were overtaking the bullion van and we too followed.

“I nearly passed them when I heard a shot and I heard a bang on my car. We stopped and we saw that they have fired at our car. They didn’t stop. We stopped at Erin-Ijesa and complained to the police at the check-point that we were fired at by some police following a bullion van at Ile-Oluji juction.”

Chief Falae, who expressed fear over continuous attack on him, said “I don’t know why I was kidnapped recently, why I was arrested in 1997 and locked up for two years and now shot”.



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