Afenifere chieftain, Chief Olu Falae

Yinka Kolawole in, Osogbo

Afenifere chieftain, Chief Olu Falae, on Tuesday escaped death when mobile policemen on Akure Expressway fired a gun shot at his car.

Falae was on his way to Ile-Ife to pay a courtesy visit to Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi when the incident occured.

He spoke to journalists in Ile-Ife before the Afenifere’s meeting with Oba Ogunwusi yesterday.

He explained that his car was shot at Ile-Oluji junction while traveling to Ife for Afenifere’s visit to Ooni of Ife.

It would  be recalled that Falae was recently kidnapped in his Akure home before he was rescued by the security agents.

He expressed shock over the shooting of his car by the police, saying “when was I kidnapped? Now they want to kill me.

“I was coming from Akure approaching Ilesa. I saw some vehicles ahead of me.

There was a bullion van in ahead of my vehicle. 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 have 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 juction.

The old man, who expressed fear over continuous attack on him, said “I don’t know why I was kidnapped recently, why I was arrested in 1997 and locked up for two years.”

When contacted yesterday the Osun State Police Image-maker Folashade Odoro said they have not received any report from  Falae stating that he should have reported at Ile Oluji police station to be able to fish out the people involved.