Nigeria: Police arrest suspected killers of pa Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin
London, July 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing Friday of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Channels TV attributed the breakthrough to police spokesman in Ondo State Mr Femi Joseph.
According to the report, the suspects were arrested when a team of security operatives stormed the forests in the area near Ore in Ondo State.
The command’s spokesman, however, did not disclose neither the identities of those arrested nor the number of suspects arrested
He said investigations were still ongoing while suspects would be paraded as soon as possible.
Meanwhile the Presidency has warned the political class to stop playing politics with the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin
A statement on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, asked leaders across the country to be mindful of their language and its potential consequences.
The statement described Mrs Olakunrin’s murder as a tragedy, describing insecurity as an issue that the people of the country must unite to tackle.
It added that tragedies like this should not spring up politics, stressing the need for those who stand in positions of influence to recognise and understand that.
Read the full statement below:
The Presidency has noted public concerns on the unfortunate attack leading to the death of daughter of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
The President has already issued a statement expressing his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs Funke Olakunrin and followed up with a telephone call.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has, in addition, paid a visit to the grieving family in Akure, Ondo State.
Her death is a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
It is incumbent on all leaders across the country to consider their language and its potential consequences.
Insecurity is an issue that Nigeria must face together as one nation – united.
Times of tragedy like these are not the time for politics. It reveals only disrespect for the departed and her family. And we hope that those who stand in positions of influence recognise and understand this.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
July 15, 2019