‘Policemen tried to kill me,’ SDP chairman says

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The national chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, told newsmen in Ife, that policemen tried to kill him at Ile-Oluji junction.

Punch reports that Falae said the policemen shot at his vehicle, and refused to stop.

The SDP chairman said “I was first kidnapped, now they want to kill me,” Mr. Falae said, as he expressed amazement at repeated attempts on his life.

“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.”

Adding that “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 junction.

“I don’t know why I was kidnapped recently, why I was arrested in 1997 and locked up for two years.”

The Osun state Police Public Relations Officer, Folashade Odoro said she is not aware of the incident.

Chief Olu Falae was recently abducted by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

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