An Ondo State High Court, Akure Division, on Monday sentenced seven Fulani herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae.
Justice Williams Olamide found them guilty of the act committed in 2015 as charged by the Ondo State government.
Falae was taken captive by the herdsmen on September 21, 2015 during his 77th birthday.
He was released four days later after paying about N5 million as ransom.
But the Nigerian police claimed its special anti-kidnapping unit facilitated the release. The forced deployed the unit after Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba group in the southwest, criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping quiet over the matter.