- Details of how the daughter of Afenifere chairman, Reuben Fasoranti was killed are beginning to emerge
- Legit.ng had reported that Funke Olakunrin, daughter if the Afenifere scribe was shot dead on Benin-Ore expressway
- Afenifere spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, had on Friday, July 12, blamed the attack on suspected herdsmen
The police command in Ondo, through its spokeman, Femi Joseph, on Saturday, July 13, revealed how Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, was killed by some kidnappers on Friday, July 12.
Confirming the sad development in his speech to newsmen, Joseph admitted that he was not aware that Funke was Fasoranti's daughter, Premium Times reports.
In his report on the details of the victim's murder, the police spokesman said: “It happened at a spot between Kajola and Ore, where some hoodlums numbering about 15, attacked two vehicles, 1 Toyota Land Cruiser and 1 Camry.
“The the Land Cruiser was carrying five passengers, including the deceased, which we later identified as one Funke Olakunrin. They shot the woman, we rushed her to the hospital, but we lost her.
“Other four occupants that were abducted, we have rescued them. Inside the Camry too, we had three occupants, they were also abducted, but we have rescued them. We have rescued a total of seven persons taken during the attack.
“There is still one person left that we are still looking for, and we are working frantically to ensure that the hoodlums are brought to justice and ensure any other hostage were rescued.”
Joseph, however, dismissed the position of Afenifere’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, who had said that Funke was killed by some herdsmen. The police spokesman said that until arrest is done, the ethnicity of the attackers cannot be ascertained.
In his response to Odumakin's claim, Joseph told journalists: “No, you can’t shave the head of a man in his absence. You have to wait for us to arrest them. Somebody you have not arrested, it is difficult for you to establish his ethnicity.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Funke was shot on Friday, July 12. Sources said she was coming from Lagos when her vehicle was attacked by kidnappers in Ore in Ondo state.
Joseph confirmed the tragic incident. He said the kidnappers also engage in armed robbery. The police said three vehicles were attacked by the kidnappers and that one of the passengers, Gerald Igboroka was yet to be found by the police.
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