Chief Olu Falae, who was kidinapped on Monday September 21st by suspected fulani herdsmen and released on Thursday September 24th, has confirmed that a ransom was paid by his family members for his release.
Speaking to journalists at his home in Akure, Ondo state today Sept. 28th, Falae said his abductors threatened to kill him on Wednesday September 23rd at about 3pm if the ransom was not paid but thankfully 20 minutes to 3pm, his abductors came to him and told him"the money don complete".
"There were six of them with three or four guns and every half an hour or so they will say, ‘Baba we are going to kill you, if you don’t give us money we are going to kill you. On Wednesday, one of them came and said ‘look we are going to leave here on Thursday morning. Since we cannot leave you here alone, if we don’t get what we want we are going to kill you. And they said they gave me until 3pm and if at 3pmthey don’t get the money they would execute me. I thank God that at 21 minutes to 3pm, one of them came and said, ‘the money don complete’.”he said