Olu Falae’s kidnappers given life imprisonment


An Ondo State High Court, Akure Division, on Monday sentenced seven Fulani herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae.

On Monday, September 21, which was the elder statesman’s 77th birthday, armed men invaded his farm located at Ilado village, Akure, Ondo capital, and abducted him. He was released four days later after paying about N5 million as ransom.

Justice Williams Olamide found them guilty of the act committed in 2015 as charged by the Ondo State government. He however discharged them of the charges of conspiracy and armed robbery, but convicted them on other charges and sentenced them to Olokuta prison without an option of fine.

Adesola Adeyemi, director of public prosecution at the Ondo state ministry of justice, described the judgement as justice well served.

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