Police Launch ‘Massive Manhunt’ For Killers Of Afenifere Leader, Reuben Fasoranti’s Daughter

Recall that Olakunrin was shot dead by armed men while travelling along the Benin-Ore Expressway in South-Western Nigeria yesterday Friday July 12th.

The Nigeria Police Force says it has started a “massive manhunt” for the killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that Olakunrin was shot dead by armed men while travelling along the Benin-Ore Expressway in South-Western Nigeria on Friday July 12th.

According to the Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the action of the force is aimed at tracking, arresting and bringing the culprits to justice.

In a statement on Saturday July 13th, Mba gave assurance that the killers of Olakunrin would certainly be found and made to face the full weight of the law. Read the statement below

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu,NPM,mni has assured the Nation that the killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasorantin will certainly be found and made to face the full weight of the Law.

The IGP notes that the Ondo State Police Command, backed by Special Forces and seasoned investigators from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on his directives, have already commenced a massive manhunt for the killers with a view to tracking, arresting and bringing them to justice.

While condemning the heinous and barbaric crime, the IGP, as part of measures to prevent a future occurrence of such incidence, has ordered the total overhaul of security architecture on the highways straddling the Southern part of the country.

In this vein, the Commissioners of Police in the affected States were ordered by the IGP to emplace adequate security arrangement in their areas of jurisdiction (AOR). He equally assures the nation that the Force Headquarters has perfected plans to replicate the special security arrangement powered by “Operation Puff Adder” currently ongoing in Kaduna- Abuja expressway in key highways in the Southern part of the country.

The IGP further reiterates the fact that the Force will not rest on its oars until sanity is restored in every nook and cranny of the country. He therefore calls for calm and support from all Nigerians, especially residents of Ondo State, in aid of the current investigation.

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