Afenifere chieftain, Chief Olu Falae, on
Tuesday escaped death when mobile
policemen on Akure Expressway fired a
gun shot at his car
Falae was on his way to Ile-Ife to pay a
courtesy visit to Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye
Ogunwusi when the incident occured.
He spoke to journalists in Ile-Ife before
the Afenifere’s meeting with Oba
Ogunwusi yesterday. He explained that
his car was shot at Ile-Oluji junction while
traveling to Ife for Afenifere’s visit to
Ooni of Ife.
It would be recalled that Falae was
recently kidnapped in his Akure home
before he was rescued by the security
agents. He expressed shock over the
shooting of his car by the police, saying
“when was I kidnapped? Now they want
to kill me.“I was coming from Akure
approaching Ilesa. I saw some vehicles
ahead of me.
There was a bullion van in ahead of my
vehicle. The vehicles ahead of us were
overtaking the bullion van and we too
“I nearly passed them when I heard a
shot and I heard a bang on my car. We
stopped and we saw that they have fired
at our car.
“They didn’t stop. We stopped at Erin-
Ijesa and complained to the police at the
check-point that we were fired at by some
police following a bullion van at Ile-Oluji