Abuja - The Department of State Service
(DSS) on Monday presented two suspected abductors of Chief Olu Falae, a former
presidential aspirant, to newsmen in Abuja.
It would be recalled that Falae, who was also a former
Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Minister of Finance, was
abducted on his farm at Ilado village, Akure, Ondo state on Sept. 21 by armed
men and released days later.
Presenting the suspects, Mr Abdullahi Garba, an operative of
the service, said that the suspects were arrested on Oct. 5 at J. Zebra hotel
He said that the abductors' action was not targeted at Falae
as a statesman and prominent Yoruba leader, adding that they were mere
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Garba enjoined Nigerians to shun attempts by mischief makers
to give the incident an ethnic coloration to cause disaffection among the
"To this effect, this service wishes to appeal to all
Nigerians to be law-abiding and responsible in their commentary on sensitive
issues affecting national security."
He warned that the service would not hesitate to deal with
with anybody, no matter how highly placed, in accordance with the law.
Garba stressed that efforts were being intensified to ensure
that all those involved in the criminal act were brought to justice.
The suspects, who admitted committing the crime, said that
they carried it out in conjunction with one Dantijo, who ran away with the N5
million ransom paid to secure his freedom.