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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
We Abducted Falae to Get Money for Sallah ─ Suspects(Photos)
Two suspects were paraded on Monday, as the abductors of Chief Olu Falae, by the Department of State Service.
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 in Abuja.
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.