Olakunrin’s Murder: It Is Sad, Unacceptable Tinubu Reacts

 

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has described the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin as sad and unacceptable.

He said this when he led a delegation on a condolence visit to the Akure residence of Pa Reuben Fasoranti on the death of his daughter.

Tinubu who spoke to journalists after the visit advised that the incident should unite the Yoruba race and not be allowed to divide the people.

“The incident that affected one member of our family, Mrs Olakunrin is seriously sad and unacceptable, but nobody can return her life, she has answered the call, be it Christian or Muslim, we all accepted that it is certain we are going to die one day, we don’t know which date.

“But we must not use this incident to divide ourselves, we must use it as a cure to the security problem.”

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He stressed the need to strengthen security in the country and also address poverty and unemployment.

“I’m a nationalist, the security concern and the challenge right now must be faced squarely throughout Nigeria.”

No Group Should Be Shielded When It Commits A Crime, Says Odumakin

 

Spokesperson of the Afenifere Renewal Group, Yinka Odumakin, has called on the Federal Government to enforce law and order across the board and prosecute any group found guilty of committing a crime.

He was reacting on Channels TV Sunday Politics, to the recent killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti on Friday in Kajola near Ore, in Ondo State on her way from Akure.

“At this stage in Nigeria, we must enforce law and order across the board, we cannot continue to sheath any group from the law when it commits a crime.

“How long are we going to continue to use our blood to sustain the unity of this country?” he asked.

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Mr Odumakin restated the position of the group that Mrs Olakunrin was murdered deliberately.

“It is unfortunate that we have reached a point where human lives are no longer safe in our country. As to what we said about Mrs Funke Olakunrin, we stand by it that she was murdered and all eyewitness account so far, indicate to us that she was murdered by herdsmen.

“When you inspect the car in which Funke Olakunrin was killed, you will see that most of the bullets came from her side of the car, which suggested some targeting.”

He alleged that the police is not doing enough to arrest those behind the killing of Mrs Olakunrin.

“Up till this moment, the way Police are very courteous in anything that involves herdsmen, it has been so in this case. The car in which she was killed, 48 hours ago, is in the compound of Pa Fasoranti.

“We expected that if the police were interested in any investigation, that car will be with them, they will be doing forensics and all.

“In her car, she had money, phones, jewellery and they were all intact, the only person that was abducted from the scene was the driver of her backup car, which as we speak, is still with the abductors,” he revealed.

Gbajabiamila Commiserates With Fasoranti Over Daughter’s Killing

 

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has described the news of the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, as shocking and unfortunate.

Mrs. Olakunrin was killed on Friday in Kajola near Ore, in Ondo State on her way from Akure.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said the untimely death of Mrs. Olakunrin was a huge blow to the family.

“It is my prayers that God will give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

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“This sad event is a huge dent on the efforts of the Federal Government aimed at securing the lives and property of Nigerians.

“It is my belief that this would not dampen the spirit of the Federal Government to rid the country of all forms of crime.

“On security, being a cardinal focus of the 9th House of Representatives, we are determined to provide all the legislative support to the Federal Government to rid our country of all forms of crimes and criminalities.

“I also urge our security agencies not to be deterred but to put in preventive measures as they try to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to book,” the Speaker said.