OPC founder, Fasehun tells police to produce Falae in 48 hours

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Chief Olu Falae

Founder of the Oodua People’s Congress, Dr Frederick Fasehun has charged the Nigeria Police to produce kidnapped Chief Olu Falae within 48 hours or his group will be forced to use every means at its disposal to rescue him.

Falae, whom Fasehun described as his birthday mate, was kidnapped on Monday on his farm in Ondo state by gunmen the police confirmed were Fulani herdsmen.

The OPC President described the abduction as an insult on the Yoruba race which will not be taken lying low, Vanguard reports.

“We believe this is a political issue. And any politician in Nigeria must make sure that Chief Olu Falae is released immediately. Otherwise OPC will take any step available to defend its own,” he said.

He said he had already summoned the men of the OPC to an emergency security meeting to brainstorm on the matter.

Describing Falae as a man of peace, Fasehun castigated the federal government for not issuing an official statement on the matter 24 hours after the kidnap.

Fasehun said: “Over 24 hours after this disruption of the life of a dignitary, government has not issued any statement; rather what we hear is a loud silence from the Federal Government. It is a shame; it is a big shame.”

It will be recalled that former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, had earlier also pointed accusing fingers at the federal government for not doing enough about the matter.


John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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