- Former deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin
- The deceased is the daughter of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti
- Ekweremadu used the opportunity to restate his call for state police
Former deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commiserated with the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the death of his daughter, late Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, in the hands of gunmen on Benin-Ore road at the weekend.
Ekweremadu described the death as a sad reality of the security challenges facing the country and called for the urgent need to re-calibrate Nigeria's policing system.
Writing on his Facebook page, the senator said: “I received with a deep sense of loss the news of the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin at the weekend.
“My heart goes out to Pa Fasoranti and his entire family, the Olakunrin family as well as their friends over this huge loss.
“Meanwhile, this is one death too many and comes as yet another sad reminder of the grave security situation in the country and the urgency of decentralised policing, including state and other lower rungs of police services, to better secure the lives and property of Nigerians.”
Ekweremadu prayed God to grant the departed a peaceful repose and support Pa Fasoranti and the entire family with the equanimity to bear the grievous loss.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has assured Nigerians that the killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin will be found and made to face the full weight of the law.
The IGP's assurance was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, July 13 by the force public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba.
While condemning the heinous and barbaric crime, the IGP, as part of measures to prevent a future occurrence of such incidence, ordered the total overhaul of security architecture on the highways straddling the southern part of the country.
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