Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the last general elections and a leader of Afenifere, Chief Olu Falae, Tuesday escaped death by whisker when a gun shot was fired at his car by mobile police men along Akure-Ilesha Express way.
Falae it was gathered was on his way to Ile-Ife to join other members of the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere on a courtesy visit to Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi when the incident happened.
Disturbed former Secretary to the Federal Government, SFG, who narrated his ordeal to journalists in Ile-Ife before the Afenifere’s meeting with Oba Ogunwusi said he narrowly escaped death in the hands of the gunmen.
He explained that his car was shot at Ile-Oluji junction while traveling to Ife for Afenifere’s visit to Ooni of Ife.
He expressed shock over the shooting of his car by the police, asking “when was I kidnapped that they want to kill me now?.
His words: “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 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.