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Again, Olu Falae Escapes Assassination

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[caption id="attachment_5891" align="alignnone" width="600"]Chief Olu Falae, National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP)[/caption]

Chief Olu Falae, National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Chieftain of the ‎Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has once again escaped an assassination attempt on his life.

Chief Falae’s private car was on Tuesday, shot by unknown gunmen at Ile-Oluji junction on his way to Ile-Ife.

He was en-route Ile-Ife to join other Afenifere leaders on a courtesy visit to Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife.

Recall that Falae, who was a former Secretary General of Federation (SGF), was recently kidnapped from his farm, by suspected herdsmen, in Ondo State before he was rescued by the security agents.

On arrival to Ile-Ife, Falae, who narrated the incident said that he was shot by one of the security operatives attached to bullion van heading towards Akure.

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The elder statesman expressed shock over the shooting at his car by the police, saying “sometime ago I was kidnapped, now they want to kill me.

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

“I nearly passed them when I heard a shot and I heard a bang on my car. We stopped and we saw that they have fired at our car.

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“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 police following a bullion van at Ile-Oluji junction.

Chief Falae who expressed fear over continuous attack on him said, “I don’t know why I was kidnapped recently, why I was arrested in 1997 and locked up for two years.”

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