Nine months after she was Killed, men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested the killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Chieftain, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti.
This was disclosed in a press release by Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary for Afenifere on Monday.
According to Odumakin, four suspects were arrested by SARS operatives and three of them are from Northern Nigeria.
Mrs. Funke Olakunrin was murdered at Ore on her way back to Lagos from Akure by suspected herdsmen.
The gunmen stepped in the middle of the road and shot up her car, killing her instantly. She had just visited her father, Pa. Fasoranti when she was killed.
There had been an uproar among elder statesmen in the Southwest regarding the security situation in the country.
The murder of the elder statesman’s daughter birthed the idea of a regional security network to combat the menace of criminal Fulani Herdsmen and other dangerous elements in the region.
Read excerpts of the statement released by Afenifere below:
“After nine months after she was brutally murdered , the SARS in Ondo state has arrested four suspects in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of our Leader Chief R. F Fasoranti”.
“Three out of the four suspects arrested so far are from the northern part of the country. They are said to have made useful confessions to the police”.
“We commend the dedicated officers who made the arrest just as we wait for a thorough investigation to follow.
We have resolved to encourage the police to do their job properly. We appreciate all Nigerians who have encouraged our 94-year-old Leader in this troubling season. It is our prayer that criminals will not go unpunished again in our country”.