He narrowly evaded the cold hands of death after his vehicle was
attacked by unknown assailants. An SUV conveying him from Lokoja, Kogi
State, to Abuja, was shot at by the unidentified gunmen.
The visibly shaken Faleke disclosed this himself in a report he lodged
at Gwagwalada police division in Abuja. The lawmaker was attacked
between 7pm and 7.30pm on Sunday November 6.
The bullets hit the front windshield of his bullet-proof vehicle thrice before the Gwagwalada bridge.
In his words; “I was returning from Kogi state on November 6 and
my vehicle was shot at the first bridge in Gwagwalada, which is under
construction between 7pm and 7.30pm. About three bullets hit my jeep,
but thank God, it was a bulletproof car. The bullets cracked the
windscreen but did not penetrate. I’m grateful to God for the life of my
driver, orderly and myself. We reported the incident to the Police
Division in Gwagwalada, FCT.”
Faleke was the running mate to the Kogi state All Progressives Congress
(APC) governorship candidate in the November 21, 2015 election, the late
Prince Abubakar Audu. He was set to become deputy governor of Kogi
before Audu’s unfortunate death.