Olakunrin’s murder: Police says arrested suspects not yet linked to crime


The Ondo State Police Command has made it known that it had yet to link any of the suspects in its custody with the killing of Funke Olakunrin.

Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti was killed by unknown gunmen, who attacked her vehicle at a spot near Kajola town on Ore-Sagamu Road.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Ondo State Command, Femi Joseph, however made it known to Journalists that investigation is still ongoing to bring the culprits to book.

He said, “We have commenced investigations into the killing of Mrs Olakunrin. In the course of combing the area in search of suspects, we have picked some people for interrogation.

“For now, we have not been able to link anybody with her death but we have some people with us that we are questioning.

“In the incident of this nature, we can apply Judges Rule No 1, which permits the police to invite any person for questioning maybe we can get information that can lead to the arrest of the real suspects.

“If in the course of doing this in the case of Olakunrin and we have caused inconveniences or injuries to anybody or group of people, we apologise.

“It was not true that we arrested villagers or artisans indiscriminately. Our men will not do that. If at the end of the investigation we discovered that the people we picked are not involved, we will let them go.”

Joseph said the command had drafted men to all parts of the 18 local governments of Ondo to rid the state of criminals.

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