By: Oluwatosin Adesola
Controversy has emerged as the Pan Yoruba Sociopolitical group, Afenifere and the Nigeria Police yesterday disagreed on the arrest of the suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti,
The Afenifere through its Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin said operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS had those who killed Funke nine months ago in brutal circumstances along Ore-Ijebu ode expressway.
SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that the police detective said to have come from the Inspector-General of Police’s office visited Pa Fasoranti few days ago to inform him of the development while the suspects are said to have made useful confessions to the police.
In a Press Statement, Afenifere said, “after nine months after she was brutally murdered , the SARS in Ondo state has arrested four suspects in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of our Leader Chief R. F Fasoranti.
“Three out of the four suspects arrested so far are from the northern part of the country. They are said to have made useful confessions to the police.
“We commend the dedicated officers who made the arrest just as we wait for a thorough investigation to follow.
We have resolved to encourage the police to do their job properly.
“We appreciate all Nigerians who have encouraged our 94-year-old Leader in this troubling season. It is our prayer that criminals will not go unpunished again in our country,” Odumakin said.
However, when contacted by newsmen, the Police Public Relations officer (PPRO) of the Ondo Police Command, Mr. Leo Tee Ikoro, dismissed the report, adding that the arrest of suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin was untrue.
Ikoro said, “there is nothing like that to my knowledge. I just called the Commander of SARS in the state and he said there was nothing like that.
“You are just informing me. There was no signal yet from the Force Headquarters on the arrest of the killers.”
When told that the alleged killers were arrested in the state by operatives of SARS, he said: “That is not true.”