There are conflicting accounts about how exactly former Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, was released from his captors.
You will recall that Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, on Thursday said that no ransom was paid for Falae’s release.
And now, one of Falae’s family members has reportedly told Sun that contrary to police authorities’ claims, a ransom was indeed paid before Falae was released.
“Police did not have any input in Baba’s release,” the source reportedly said.
I wonder why people don’t investigate well before talking. It will be very unfair to give any kudos to the police over Chief Falae’s release having being held hostage for four days.
If we relied on Police to rescue Baba and ignored his abductors on the ransom they demanded by now we would have been telling another story. But we thank God our Baba came back alive.
So, in this kind of development, we should wait and be listening to the police? My brother, forget. As far as I know, the police didn’t play any role in his release. The family played ball with the abductors, and they took him back to his farm where he was kidnapped and dropped him there. “Baba even said it when he got home that after the abductors had concluded their arrangements with his family, they took him back to his farm at Ilado and dropped him there.
Baba said when his abductors dropped him, he trekked several kilometers from his farm to a hotel in owo where he met some policemen and introduced himself as Chief Olu Falae. That was how the Police got to know of his release and hijacked the whole process as if they are the one who rescued him. Only an unreasonable person will still give kudos to the police for the Chief’s release. We know who and who we should thank, not the police.”