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Falae Regains Freedom

Posted: Sep 25, 2015 at 12:22 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

By Yemi Akintomide


Kidnapped former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Afenifere leader, Chief Olu Falae, has been released.
He regained his freedom today (Thursday) four days after he was kidnapped at his farm in Akure.
The circumstances of his release from the kidnappers, who had demanded N100 million ransom, are yet unknown.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, who confirmed his release on Thursday, also declined to provide details of his release.
“Go to Baba’s house, whatever you find there, that is it,” he said, responding to an enquiry fromPremium Times. 

Also confirming his release, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, said that Chief Falae was on his way to the Government House in Akure, to meet with Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

His younger brother, Sunday Falae, who disclosed the news to journalists said that the former presidential candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) and All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) was released by his captors on yesterday afternoon.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, arrived Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Thursday, assuring that the Police would ensure the release of the elder statesman and arrest the abductors.
Arase, also disclosed that the Police deployed an helicopter to survey the state forest reserves in trailing of the kidnappers.
Chief Falae, a chieftain of the Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, and National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, was on Monday abducted at his Ilado farm along Igbatoro Road, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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