Nigerian Police arrest six suspects linked to Falae’s kidnap


Falae3Following the abduction and later release of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Chief Olu Falae, by kidnappers, the police have arrested six suspected members of the gang who abducted the chieftain.

It was gathered that the suspects were arrested in Ondo, Ekiti and Niger states respectively.

Although details as to how the suspects were arrested is yet to come in, the suspects were alleged to have been arrested following a tip off on their identities as being members of the gang who abducted the Afenifere chief.
However, recall that barely two weeks after some fulani herdsmen attacked and kidnapped the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Chief Olu Falae, some herdsmen have again destroyed the same  farmland.

The farm Manager Bruno ?Akhigbodemen conducted newsmen round the farm located at Ilado in Akure North Council area of Ondo State
Over one kilometer plantation of maize was destroyed during the invasion at about 2am on Monday.
?Akhigbodemen said that the herdsmen arrived the farm with their cows and wrecked the havoc despite the horrible experience the workers and their boss had in the last two week sequel to their menace?.
He pointed out that ?effort by the guards to prevent the destruction of the farmland were rebuffed as they were threatened by the herdsmen until their cows grazed to their satisfaction.
The farm Manager said that the former Finance minister has reported the latest destruction to the state Police Command for necessary action.
It was also learnt that following the complaint by Chief Falae, some detectives from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) ?were immediately deployed to the farm on Monday.

They reportedly combed the neighboring villages for the suspects but they were unable to make any arrest.
Report had it that the search still continues as some detectives still keep vigil in the village.

It was gathered that the police authority has invited leaders of the herdsmen in the state who stood surety for those that were arrested and released during the last invasion when over N500, 000 worth of farm products were destroyed.

?Akhigbodemen described the destruction of the farm last week sunday as devastating.
He appealed to the government and the security operatives to act decisively on the menace of the herdsmen.

Chief Falae could not be reached for comment on the destruction of his farmland which is coming after his kidnapped and payment of N5m ransom to free him from his abductors.

It would be recalled that the former Minister for Finance has been having issues with the  fulani herdsmen ?whose cows have on several occasions destroyed his farmland.
He is billed to travel abroad this weekend for medical treatment after his horrifying experience which he described as ” hell”.
The latest destruction according to findings is the fifth within two months.

Before his kidnap barely two weeks ago, two fulani herdsmen were arrested and detained for destroying over N500,000 worth of farm products on the farm.
They were released after some of their leaders wrote an undertaker that they would pay compensation and would not encroach on the farm again.

Barely three weeks after the episode, Chief Falae was abducted by some gun wielding Fulani herdsmen on the same farmland and was released after 72 hours.

No fewer than three policemen have been deployed to his Oba Ile residence since his kidnap last month.

Contacted on the Sunday invasion and destruction of the farm by the Fulani herdsmen, the Police Image Maker Femi Joseph said that he is not aware of the incident.

Joseph was recently posted to the state and made the Command spokesman  last week.


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