Police Narrate How Killers Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter, Funke Were Captured

Suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin

LAGOS APRIL 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Nigeria Police has disclosed how the killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Pro-Yoruba group, Afenifere were arrested. They equally released a photograph of the men responsible for the murder.

The police in a statement said, “Police Operatives have arrested the killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the PAN-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

“The suspects are: i. Lawal Mazaje ‘m’ 40yrs from Felele area of Kogi State,  ii. Adamu Adamu ‘m’ 50yrs from Jada area of Adamawa State,  iii. Mohammed Shehu Usman ‘m’ 26 years from Illela area of Sokoto State and iv. Auwal Abubakar ‘m’ 25yrs from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State

The statement signed by Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, revealed how the criminals were captured.

“After months of relentless efforts to apprehend the killers, the Police Team, on 4th March 2020 during a follow-up action on a case of a high-profile armed robbery and kidnap for ransom that occurred in Ogun State, arrested one Auwal Abubakar ‘m’ 25yrs, an accessory after the fact of the crime, along Sagamu-Ore expressway in Ondo State.”

“The arrest of Auwal Abubakar led to the arrest of two (2) other members of the gang, Mohammed Shehu Usman and Lawal Mazaje in Benin, Edo State from whom cache of ammunition was recovered and one other Adamu Adamu in Akure, Ondo State.”

“Having established sufficient physical and forensic evidence linking the suspects to the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the investigators, determined to clear all doubts relating to their findings, on 8th April, 2020, conducted an Identification Parade at the Federal SARS Headquarters, Lagos which led to the positive and physical identification of three (3) suspects, Adamu Adamu, Lawal Mazaje and Mohammed Shehu Usman by a survivor of the earlier crime. The survivor gave a clear description of the roles each of the identified suspects played in the killing. At this point, the suspects capitulated and voluntarily offered a no-holds-barred confession on how Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed.”

“Investigations so far reveal that the operation that led to the killing was carried out by eight (8) fully armed kidnap/robbery suspects led by one Tambaya (other name unknown) who is currently at large. While four (4) of the suspects (mentioned above) are in custody, effort is being intensified to arrest the four (4) others still on the run.”

“The 8-man gang has their operational base and membership spread in the south-western part of the country and Edo State.” the statement read

However, the IGP also announced that four other suspects, including the ringleader named Tambaya, are at large.

The Police have declared wanted and have given out some description.

According to the police, Tambaya speaks Hausa, Fulfulde and Pidgin English.

“He is fair in complexion and in his late 20s – between the age of 27 and 30.

“His last known address is Isanlu, Kogi State.

“He has visible scar from stitches on his forehead down to his nose and mouth”.

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