The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, on his alleged role in the $15bn arms scam.
Falae, who was quizzed on Thursday by the anti-graft agency, had in February admitted to collecting N100m from a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.
The money was reportedly given to Falae to get his party, the SDP, […]
Olu Falae’s Abductors used unregistered MTN lines, this made it difficult for Police to track the masterminds
According to Reuters, it was revealed that the kidnappers of former Nigerian Finance Minister and runner-up candidate in the 1999 presidential election, Olu Falae, used unregistered MTN telephone lines.
The unregistered SIM made it difficult for Nigeria Police and other security agencies to track the kidnappers of the prominent politician.
The kidnap of Falae was the final straw for MTN and the reason it was fined $5.2 billion by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
It would be recalled that Africa’s biggest mobile phone company […]
Five of the abductors of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, have been arrested.
This came three weeks after he was kidnapped on his farm at Ilado Village in Akure North local government area of Ondo State, by some suspected Fulani herdsmen.
A close source to the family of the elder statesman confirmed to Newsmen that three of the hoodlums were arrested in Niger State last Sunday while the other two were apprehended during the week.
Report gathered that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, on Thursday said that no ransom was paid for the release of a former Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae.
Arase, who disclosed this to journalists in Akure while handing over Falae to his family, said the police would soon release further details on the rescue efforts.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mike Ogbodu, as well as other top officers of the force were […]
The former presidential candidate, who was dropped by his Kidnappers in Owo, Ondo state earlier today is pictured being escorted by some Nigerian Escorts
Check out more photos below of the bullet ridden pickup van of former Presidential candidate Chief Olu Falae after he was kidnapped at his farm in Akure in Ondo state on Monday September 21st by the Fulani
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies to take all necessary action to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae who was abducted from his farm on Monday.
President Buhari in a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina condemned the callous and reprehensible kidnapping of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman.
The President assured Chief Falae’s family, friends and other concerned Nigerians that the Federal Government will […]
There is tension in Ondo State over the abduction of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae.
Falae, the traditional ruler (Olu) of Ilu Abo, a village in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, was kidnapped on his farm in Ilado village.
According to the Newsmen, His abductors have reduced the N100 million ransom they earlier demanded to N90million, an aide said yesterday.
The aide, who pleaded for anonymity, said in Akure that the abductors […]
Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae, Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and Chieftain of Afenifere, Monday received the shock of his life on his 77th birthday as gunmen numbering over 20 invaded his farm in Ilado village, Akure north area of Ondo state and abducted him.
Born on September 21, 1938, the former Finance minister was kidnapped by over 20 Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm and attacked his over 200 workers.
Many of his workers including the farm Manager […]
The abductors of Chief Olu Falae have demanded for N100m as ransom before the septuagenarian could be freed from their captivity.
The Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and chieftain of the Afenifere, Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae Monday received the shock of his life on his 77th birthday as gunmen numbering over 20 invaded his farm in Ilado village, Akure north area of Ondo state and kidnapped him.
He was abducted at about 1pm and by 3.20pm, the abductors […]