Court sentences Falae’s abductors to life imprisonment

by Azeez Adeniyi

Seven men involved in the kidnap of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ondo State High Court.

They were found guilty of kidnapping Falae in his farm in Ilado Village, Akure North Local Government Area of the state in September, 2015.

The convicts who are Fulani herdsmen include Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawo Kato.

They were arraigned on five count charges of kidnapping, abduction, aiding and abetting, conspiracy and armed robbery.

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Justice Williams Olamide held that the seven accused persons were guilty of the kidnapping charge brought against them by the Ondo State Government.

Recall that Falae reportedly paid N5 million for his freedom after spending three days in kidnappers’ den.

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