Chief Olu Falae Beaten & Dragged By Fulani Herdsmen On His 77th Birthday – Ondo Police Speaks

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Sept 23, 2015 – Chief Olu Falae Beaten & Dragged By Fulani Herdsmen On His 77th Birthday – Ondo Police Speaks

The Nigerian Police have stated that the kidnap of ex-presidential candidate, Cheif Olu Falae was a case of attack rather than kidnap.

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF and chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae, yesterday received the shock of his life on his 77th birthday as gunmen numbering over 20 invaded his farm in Ilado village, Akure North area of Ondo state and abducted him.

He was picked at about 1pm and by 3.20pm, the abductors have demanded for N100m as ransom before the septuagenarian could be freed.

The police authourities however said it was a case of attack rather than kidnap.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wole Ogodo, said in Akure that Falae was attacked yesterday morning and taken away.

He said that contrary to earlier reports, “It wasn’t a case of kidnap but an attack by Fulani herdsmen.”

Governor Olusegun Mimiko was said to have summoned an emergency Security Council meeting on the matter.

Born on September 21, 1938, the former Finance minister, who is also national chairman, Social Democratic Party, SDP was kidnapped by over 20 Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm, attacking his over 200 workers.

Many of his workers, including the farm manager simply identified as Bruno were fatally matcheted while others were reportedly wounded and are on admission in different hospitals.

Reports from the family said that the herdsmen have been having issues with the workers in the farm over the grazing and destruction of the farmland by their cows.

The herdsmen reportedly came back yesterday in large numbers and attacked the farm before abducting the politician.

Vanguard was told that on arrival, the herdmen shot into the air, a situation which made the workers to flee. They reportedly beat up Chief Falae and dragged him on the ground when he refused to go with his abductors.

Police source however said that the herdsmen may have been used by other interested party who have requested for a ransom.

The herdsmen, according to police source may have been paid off and the victim handed over to those who made contact with the family after carrying out the hatchet job.

Spokesman of SDP in the state, Remi Olayiwola said the abductors have contacted the wife of the victim, Mrs Rachel Falae and requested for N100m ransom expected to be paid between yesterday and today.

The ransom has been reduced to 90million.

[Vanguard NGR]

4 thoughts on “Chief Olu Falae Beaten & Dragged By Fulani Herdsmen On His 77th Birthday – Ondo Police Speaks

  1. I think Nigeria will be turning to another Somalia if nothing serious is done to stop theses group who thought that they have right to do anything they want, it is time the Federal government stepped up to check the activities of theses Fulani herdsmen and their atrocities, it was just few days ago that an ex police Commissioner voiced out the danger theses Fulani Herdsmen poses to the Security of the nation, but as business as normal for Nigeria, I think it was swept under carpet, in many countries that consumed more cow meat than Nigeria, hardly you see theses atrocities which this Fulani herdsmen causes to the nation, please in the name of GOD i beg the men on top to address this issue as quickly as possible before it turned to another face of Boko haram, sometimes we abandon an important issue and keep on chasseing after the wind, all of us are supporting the eradication of corruption in the Country, but we must not forget to find out the real cause of corruption, we must address the issue of tribalism which is the mother of Corruption which gave birth to all theses atrocities.
    To settle this matter once for all , I will advice the Federal government to map out a huge portion of land for theses herdsmen, modernize the system just as it is done in Europe and America, I don’t think such project is a waste.
    I use the name of God and Allah or to any other God they believe to beg the abductors of this old man to release him without any harm done to him

  2. In Nigeria, we always turn our blind eye to the most critical issues. One of them is security. Our security percentage in Nigeria is less than 15%. Anybody can kill anyone at will and nothing will be done about it. Our security problem in this Country started at the inception of our 3rd republic when political tension was high between two political rivalry group PDP and AD that was when Bola Ige was killed. After the demise of Bola Ige, the rate of killing in Nigeria increased uncurbed under the leadership of Obasanjo. Whatever we do in life let us think about aftermath effect. Those thugs that were used to carry out their dirty homicide are the ones terrorizing the rest of populace because they have the secret of those unscrupulous people parading themselves as politicians in their hands. Nigeria is the first Nation that celebrate hoodlums where touts (Agbero) earns more and richer than a medical Doctor. If the insecurity situation of this Country continue to go in this trend, that means we are all in trouble. If our useless leaders drain our treasury at least we should be secured in our homes. Nigeria has become the most dangerous Country to live because we cannot govern ourselves. My recommendation to this hazard is to enact a law that imposes a mandatory death sentence for those people caught in this act. There should be no I’m sorry or any lame excuses, once you are caught that is it you are gone. Our problem in Nigeria is ability to come up with one voice and decide what we want for ourselves. May Lord have mercy on all.

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