Former SGF Olu Falae Freed

Channels Television  
Updated September 24, 2015

FalaeFormer Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has been freed by his abductors.

His younger brother, Sunday Falae, told Channels Television that the former presidential candidate was released by captors on Thursday afternoon.

Also confirming his release, the Commissioner for Information of Ondo State, Kayode Akinmade, said that Chief Falae was on his way to the Government House and from there to his home.

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, led five units of mobile and over 400 policemen from Ondo State Command and the special intelligence response team to Owo area of Ondo State, where Chief Olu Falae was rescued at 2:30pm.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday directed the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies to take all necessary action to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of the former presidential candidate.

Chief Olu Falae was kidnapped from his farm in Ondo State on Monday, September 21 with his abductors, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, demanding for a cash sum of 100 Million Naira as ransom for the septuagenarian to be released.