of the former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief
Olu Falae have reduced the ransom earlier placed on the elder statesman
from N100million to N90million.
Falae, who was the Presidential
candidate of All Peoples’ Party (APP) in 1999, was
abducted on his
farmland in Ilado in Akure North local government area of Ondo State by
suspected herdsmen on Monday.
Sources from the family disclosed that negotiation is still on between the family and the abductors.
It is not known if the kidnappers allowed Falae to speak with his relations from their den.
CRYSTAL NEWS visited the residence of the Afenifere chieftain in Akure,
on Tuesday, journalists were still barred from talking with his wife,
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mike Ogbodu, who assured
the family of rescuing Falae alive, has taken over the investigative
This is as sympathizers continue to visit the home of the Falaes.
of them include members of the State Assembly, led by speaker, Mrs.
Jumoke Akindele and Akure traditional council led by Lisa of Akure, high
Chief James Olusoga.
Others are members of Anglican Communion, Falae’s subjects from Ilu-Abo, and politicians.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed sadness over kidnap of Falae.
Party’s Chairman, Isaac Kekemeke said “APC condemns in entirety this
rude and unimaginable act, which no doubt offends the psyche and pride
of our people. It has become an insult too many for our people to bear,
as these same set of people violates the farmstead of our people
unchecked and even our highways without control.
“I call on the
security agencies in the state to bring this unacceptable act of
brigandage to a swift end and prosecute without delay the actors. The
chairman further urges the federal government to ensure that our
security agencies act with a sense of urgency in this matter.
also call on the Ondo State Government to regulate the activities of
these itinerant herdsmen, just like it regulates citizens’ use of public
utilities. These lawless herdsmen, if they must live in Ondo state
cannot be law unto themselves.
APC appealed to the family, the
people of Akureland and the entire state to remain calm and prayerful,
believing that the unfortunate incident would soon be brought to end and
justice served to those involved.