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Kidnappers of ex-SGF, Falae bag life imprisonment



Kidnappers of ex-SGF, Falae bag life imprisonment

Seven suspects arrested in connection with the kidnap of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Chief Olu Falae have all been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure.

The convicts who will now spend the rest of their lives in prison were sentenced by Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide two years after abducting Chief Falae from his farm in Ilado in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State.

The suspects including Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed and Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato were arraigned on five count charges bordering on counselling with one another for the purpose of kidnapping and abducting, aiding and abetting, kidnapping, conspiracy and armed robbery.

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Reading the charges slammed on the convicts, the Director of Public Prosecution Mrs Sola Adeyemi-Tuki said: “That you, Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal and Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato others now at large, on or about Monday 21st September, 2015 at Kajola/Eyinala Community in Akure Judicial Division did give information for the purpose of kidnapping and abducting Chief Samuel Oluyemi Falae.”

Justice Williams Olamide, who passed the verdict, found the convicts, who were mainly Fulani herdsmen, guilty of conspiracy and kidnapping contrary to the laws of the state.



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  1. yanju omotodun

    April 10, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I hope Buhari won’t later witch hunt Justice Rotimi Williams for sentencing his kinsmen to life imprisonment. Lol

  2. Balarabe musa

    April 10, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Walahi, this is a harsh judgement. Why will they sentenced them to life imprisonment, they must appeal this case. The judge allowed sentiment and hatred to becloud his sense of reasoning.


      April 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Aboki, you dey mad nko? If you like spit fire, those guys won’t be pardoned neither will their life imprisonment be reversed. Why can’t the herdsmen abducted a Fulani man like them so the judge won’t be sentimental according to your stupid talk.

    • Joy Madu

      April 11, 2017 at 5:30 am

      Sentence to life imprisonment is not the best but death by hanging

  3. Animashaun Ayodeji

    April 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    The rich and influential people in this country will keep getting preferential treatments. Poor people have been kidnapped and huge ransoms were paid, but the government did nothing to run after the abductors. Well, Nigeria isn’t a fair country!

    • Anita Kingsley

      April 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Prominent people make news, because you don’t get to read about how abductors of the poors have been prosecuted doesn’t mean the government isn’t doing anything. Both the rich and the poor are responsibilities of the government, and this administration has everyone’s interest at heart.

  4. Agbor Chris

    April 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    This is goodbye news, the police are indeed working. After two years, the hands of the law still caught them! Other kidnappers should beware, their days are numbered, they will also join their colleagues in prison soon

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