Two suspects were paraded on
Monday, as the abductors of Chief Olu Falae, by the Department of State
The former Secretary to
Government of the Federation, was abducted on his farm at Ilado village, Akure,
Ondo state on September 21, by Fulani herdsmen and was released four days later
after ransom payment had been made.
Abdullahi Garba, who presented
the suspects to the public on behalf of the DSS, revealed that they were
arrested on October 5 at J. Zebra hotel in Lokoja.
The two suspects; Babawuro
Katoand Abdullahi Usman, were paraded by DSS operatives at their headquarters
One of the suspects, Usman,
also known as Kadiri, would reveal that he helped to identify a ‘big man who
goes to his farm in Toyota Hilux van’ for kidnapping.
Usman confessed that Olu Falae
was abducted in order to get money for Sallah celebrations.
He revealed that he was
approached by some of his friends during a wedding ceremony in Kwara State
shortly before the last Eid El-Kabir.
Usman stated that a certain
Datijo lamented to him that he was cash-strapped, and as such, would not be
able to celebrate the Sallah festival unless he got information on any big man
that could be abducted for ransom.
“I then told him that I know
one man who used to bring a Hilux vehicle to his farm and I used to see him as
I move my cows about”, he said.
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