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Police deny knowledge of ransom for Falae's release

30 September 2015, 13:01

Abuja - The Nigeria Police Authorities said that it is unaware that the family of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, paid any ransom in exchange for his release, Vanguard reports.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, said the office of the Inspector General of Police has been inundated with enquiries on claims by Olu Falae and his family that a ransom was paid to his abductors following the kidnapping incident involving him on  September 21 and 24, 2015.

Also read: My abductors collected ramsom before release - Falae

He said that the law enforcement agency guided by the rule of law and professional ethics do not under any circumstances encourage the payment of ransom to kidnappers or other criminals as it is tantamount to rewarding crime and motivating other criminals to follow that part.

He stated that the police was not in any way privy to any arrangement that would have led to payment of ransom by the elder statesman or his family.

Falae, was kidnapped by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday, September 21, and released on Thursday September 24, 2015.

Read more at Vanguard

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