Two suspected abductors of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae have confessed collecting N5 million to release the elder statesman.
The duo of Abdullahi Usman (aka Kadiri) and Babawuro Kato also confessed that Falae was not their target.
Parading the suspects at the Department of State Service, DSS headquarters Abuja yesterday, Mr. Abdullahi Garba, an operative of the service, said that the suspects were arrested on October 5 at J. Zebra hotel in Lokoja.
Garba enjoined Nigerians to shun attempts by mischief makers to give the incident an ethnic coloration to cause disaffection among the populace.
“To this effect, this service wishes to appeal to all Nigerians to be law-abiding and responsible in their commentary on sensitive issues affecting national security.”
He warned that the service would not hesitate to deal with anybody, no matter how highly placed, in accordance with the law.
Garba stressed that efforts were being intensified to ensure that all those involved in the criminal act were brought to justice.
The suspects, who admitted committing the crime, said that they carried it out in conjunction with one Dantijo, who ran away with the N5 million ransom paid to secure his freedom.
It would be recalled that Falae, was abducted on his farm at Ilado village, Akure, Ondo state on Sept. 21 by armed men and released days later.

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