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DSS presents suspected abductors of Falae

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DSS presents suspected abductors of Falae

NEWISSUES, Abuja

Abuja – The Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday presented two suspected abductors of Chief Olu Falae, a former presidential aspirant, to newsmen in Abuja.

It would be recalled that Falae, who was also a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Minister of Finance, was abducted on his farm at Ilado village, Akure, Ondo state on Sept. 21 by armed men and released days later.

Olu Falae Kidnapers: Department of State Services yesterday paraded kidnapers of Chief Olu Falae in Abuja , from left, Abdullahi Usman (aka Kadiri) and Babawuro Kato. They confessed to kidnaped of Chief Olu Falae and collected N5million for his released.  Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Presenting the suspects, Mr Abdullahi Garba, an operative of the service, said that the suspects were arrested on Oct. 5 at J. Zebra hotel in Lokoja.

He said that the abductors’ action was not targeted at Falae as a statesman and prominent Yoruba leader, adding that they were mere criminals.

Garba enjoined Nigerians to shun attempts by mischief makers to give the incident an ethnic coloration to cause disaffection among the populace.

“To this effect, this service wishes to appeal to all Nigerians to be law-abiding and responsible in their commentary on sensitive issues affecting national security.”

He warned that the service would not hesitate to deal with with anybody, no matter how highly placed, in accordance with the law.

Garba stressed that efforts were being intensified to ensure that all those involved in the criminal act were brought to justice.

The suspects, who admitted committing the crime, said that they carried it out in conjunction with one Dantijo, who ran away with the N5 million ransom paid to secure his freedom.

-Vanguard News

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