Policeman Shoots At Falae While Traveling To Greet Ooni Of Ife – Reports

Must Read

Imo Verdict: PDP Announces Date For Protest

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has announced the date for its peaceful and non-violent protest against the Supreme Court ruling...

Chelsea Defeated By Newcastle At St James Park

Chelsea was defeated by a lone goal during the Premier League late kick-off against Newcastle at the St James...

Anthony Joshua Prostrates Before President Buhari (Video)

A video circulating online shows the moment British Boxer, Anthony Joshua officially met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London on...

Only God Can Stop APC From Producing Anambra’s Next Governor: APC Chieftain

Anambra State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Chief Basil Ejidike, has declared that only God can stop...

Anthony Joshua Arrives Nigeria; Meets Buhari (Photos)

Unified heavyweights champion, Anthony Joshua has arrived Nigeria where he is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, having...


A leader of pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Olu Falae, yesterday escaped death when a mobile policeman along Akure-Ilesha Express way fired a gunshot at his car.

According to reports, Olu Falae was on his way to Ile-Ife to join other members of Afenifere on a courtesy visit to Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi when the incident happened.

A visibly disturbed former Secretary to the Federal Government, SFG, who narrated his ordeal to newsmen in Ile-Ife before the Afenifere’s meeting with Oba Ogunwusi said he narrowly escaped death in the hands of the policemen. He explained that his car was shot at at Ile-Oluji junction.

Falae was recently kidnapped in his Akure home by Fulani herdsmen before he was rescued by the security agents. He expressed shock over the shooting at his car by the policemen. “When was I kidnapped that they want to kill me now?” he asked.

“I was coming from Akure approaching Ilesa and I saw some vehicles ahead of me. There was a bullion van in front. The vehicles ahead of us were overtaking the bullion van so we too followed.

“I nearly passed them when I heard a shot and subsequent bang on my car. We stopped and we saw that they actually fired at the 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 escorting a bullion van at Ile-Oluji junction.

“I don’t know why I was kidnapped recently, why I was arrested in 1997 and locked up for two years and now shot.”

When contacted, the Osun state command of the Police image maker, Mrs Folashade Odoro said the command was yet to receive official report on the issue.

The Personal Assistant to Chief Falae, Captain Moshood Raji confirmed the incident saying; “Yes it is true, they shot at the car as we drove pass them between Ikeji Arakeji and Ipetu in Osun State as others did.

“There were three vehicles including an Hilux van which was carrying the policemen, the bullion van and the pilot vehicle.

“Chief Falae’s Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, drove pass the pilot car, so one of the policemen fired a shot at our car. Nobody was injured. Chief Falae and everybody is fine.

He added that Chief Falae reported the matter to police authority in Akure.

- Advertisement -



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -