Akure - A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, admitted that “certain amount of money” was paid as ransom before he was released on Thursday by his abductors, Premium Times reports.
Falae’s statement contradicted the claim by the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, that no ransom was paid before the elder statesman was rescued.
Falae, who was kidnapped by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday, September 21, and released on Thursday September 24, 2015, however, did not disclose the amount paid. But he said it was when the money was fully paid that he was freed.
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He stated this when a former Chief of Defence Staff, General Alani Akinrinade, paid him a visit at his Oba Ile, Akure, Ondo State residence on Monday.
Falae said it was plausible that his ordeal was closely connected to his conflict with Fulani herdsmen who consistently grazed at his farm.
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