Suspected herdsmen kill Falae’s security guard

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Suspected herdsmen kill Falae’s security guard

Suspected herdsmen kill Falae’s security guard
April 09
04:21 2016

Fulani herdsmen appear not to be through yet with one time Secretary to the Federal Government (SFG) as it used to be known, Chief Olu Falae.

After abducting him from his farm at Ilado near Akure,Ondo State, last October and releasing him three days later after collecting a N5million ransom from his family,another gang suspected to be herdsmen returned to the farm last week to abduct one of his security guards.

The victim was found dead a few days later in a shallow river a short distance from the farm.

The name of the victim was unavailable yesterday but sources said he was a member of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) hired by Falae in the aftermath of his own abduction by the hoodlums.

The Nation gathered that a group of herdsmen had attempted to force their way into the farm last week but were repelled by the OPC guards.

They soon returned but this time reinforced with more men and succeeded in seizing one of the guards.

The matter was reported to the police and a search party was raised to look formthe victim only for his body to be found in the river.

Yesterday,the state police command invited reporters for a briefing apparently on the development but called it off at the last minute.

No reason was given for the call off but a source said it might be because the Inspector General of Police was yet to give the go ahead for the briefing.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, declined to comment on the matter.

He said all questions should be directed to the Police Commissioner.

Personal Assistant (PA) to Chief Falae, Moshood Adekunle Raji, said he was not in a position to speak on the issue being criminal in nature.

But he said the police were investigating it.

The mobile telephone of Chief Falae was switched for much of yesterday.

His Oba-Ile residence, Akure was deserted last night.

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