.Gov Akeredolu of Ondo state demand immediate arrest of killers
By Ayo Kehinde
Daughter of the Leader of Afenifere, Chief Rueben Fasoranti has been shot dead by armed men suspected to be herdsmen.
Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, nee Fasoranti was shot dead in Ore, along Benin-Lagos Road on Friday, by the suspected herdsmen who waylaid the vehicle she was traveling in at Ore on the Lagos-Benin road and and shot at it, leading to her death.
Police has confirmed the attack and her death.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state command of the Nigeria Police Force, Femi Joseph, she was the only one who died in the attack.
Meanwhile the governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Friday condemned the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, and tasked the police to apprehend the culprits quickly.
“This is one death too many. It is unacceptable and condemnable,” he said, adding that the people should remain calm and allow the police to conduct their investigation.
The governor in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo, said the sad development once again, heightens the level of fear that has pervaded the nation even as it represents a despicable commentary in all ramifications.
“On behalf of the State Executive Council, the Governor symphatizes with our foremost leader and indeed the people of the state over this dastardly act”, he said.
He said: “Already, the Commissioner of Police has been directed to comb all forests of Ondo State to bring to book, these bloodthirsty murderers. There is no hiding place for such in Ondo State”.