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Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Falae escapes death as Bullion van escort opens fire on his car
Policemen escorting a bullion van on Tuesday, opened fire on the vehicle conveying a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae.
The incident took place at Ile Oluji Junction on the expressway as Falae was heading to Ile-Ife, to attend a visit of the Afenifere leaders with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, was quoted by Punch Newspapers to have recounted his experience at Ile-Ife before the meeting with the Ooni.
“I was coming from Akure approaching Ilesa. I saw some vehicles ahead of me. There was a bullion van in front, the vehicles ahead of us were overtaking the bullion van and we followed too.”
“I barely overtook them when I heard a shot and a bang on my car. We stopped and we saw that they had fired at our car.”
“They didn’t stop. We stopped at Erin-Ijesa and complained to the police at the check-point that we were fired at by some policemen attached to a bullion van at Ile-Oluji juction,” Falae was quoted to have said.