Afenifere chieftain and chairman of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Chief Olu Falae, yesterday narrowly escaped death when his convoy was shot at by some mobile policemen. Falae, it was learnt, was on his way to Ile Ife to attend a meeting with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi before his convoy was shot at by some policemen at Ile Oluji junction, along Ilesa/ Akure express way. Explaining how the incident happened to newsmen in Ile-Ife, Falae expressed shock over the incident and alleged that some people were after 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 had 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 police following a bullion van at Ile-Oluji junction,” he said. Also commenting on what happened, Falae’s personal assistant, Captain Moshood Raji said: “Yes, it’s true, they shot at the car as we went past them between Ikeji Arakeji and Ipetu in Osun State as others did. “There were three vehicles, the first a Hilux van that carried the policemen, then the bullion van and the pilot. Chief Falae’s Jeep drove past the pilot, so one of the policemen fired at the jeep. Nobody was injured and Chief Falae and everybody is fine.” He said Falae would report the matter to the police authority in Akure. When contacted, the Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of Osun Police Command, Folashade Odoro, said police authorities have not been briefed on the matter.
Culled from: http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/falae-escapes-death-as-police-shoot-convoy/