Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)) and one of the leaders of Afenifere, Chief Olu Falae, on Tuesday recounted how he escaped death by the whiskers when a policeman allegedly fired at his car along Akure-Ilesa Expressway.
According to the reports, Falae was on his way to Ile-Ife, where he wanted to join other leaders of Afenifere on a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi when the incident occurred.
Narrating the incident to journalists in Ile-Ife before the Afenifere’s meeting with Oba Ogunwusi on Tuesday, he said his car was shot at Ile-Oluji junction.
While expressing shock over the shooting of his car by the police, Falae stated that “then I was 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 front. The vehicles ahead of us were overtaking the bullion van and we too followed.
“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 policemen following a bullion van at Ile-Oluji juction.
“I am entertaining fear over continuous attack on me. I don’t know why I was kidnapped recently, why I was arrested in 1997 and locked up for two years.”