FUNKE FASORANTI: THE STORY OF INCESSANT ATTACKS, POLICE AND OFFICIAL NEGLIGENCE THAT HAS REFUSED TO ABATE

…Policemen asked for fuel money to convey our dying madam to the hospital – Driver …Family faults police theory on bandits …Villagers allege rape, say armed men usually emerge from forest, strike and run back By Dayo Johnson, Akure Olufunke Olakunri: “WHEN beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes” – William Shakespeare This Allusion is apt following the deluge of reactions that trailed the gruesome murder of Mrs Olufunke Olakunri, daughter of the National Leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa…

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TINUBU, GBAJABIAMILA, ADEBANJO, FFK STORM NIGHTBOF TRIBUTES AND SONGS FOR FUNKE OLAKUNRIN, SEE PICS

Funke Olakunrin: Tinubu, Gbajabiamila, Daniel, FFK at night of tributes(Photos) PM NEWS Editor / 23 minutes ago Late Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (Nee Fasoranti) One of the rites of burial, the commendation and night of tributes for late Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the 58 year-old daughter of Chairman of Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, held Friday at Harbour Point, Wilmot Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. In a death that shocked Nigerians, Olakunrin was killed by masked gunmen in a kidnap attempt, between Kajola and Ore along Ondo-Ore Road last …

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FUNKE OLAKUNRIN’S HUSBAND BREAKS HIS SILENCE: I WILL MISS MY WIFE SO MUCH

Funke Olakunrin • Breaks Long Silence As He Weeps Uncontrollably “I will miss Funke so much, no one on earth can fill the space she has left in my life, that of the children and family. “She is an easy-going person, good and dutiful, always committed to achieve whatever she wants to achieve, leaving no stone unturned.” With this dirge amidst sobbing uncontrollably, Mr. Idowu Olakunri yesterday broke his long silence and mourned his wife, Olufunke, who was killed on July 12, 2019 along Benin/Ore/Lagos Expressway by unknown gunmen. In…

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ARRESTED SUSPECTS NOT LINKED TO FUNKE OLAKUNRIN’S KILLING -POLICE

Sunday Adeyemi and Ademola Babalola The Ondo State Police Command on Thursday said it had yet to link any of the suspects in its custody with the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of the Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti. Olakunrin, 58, was killed last Friday by gunmen, who attacked her vehicle at a spot near Kajola town on Ore-Sagamu Road. However, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Ondo State Command, Mr Femi Joseph, told one of our correspondents that men of the…

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FAMILY RELEASES DETAILS.OF FASORANTI’S DAUGHTER’S BURIAL PLANS

By Dayo Johnson & Onozure Dania AKURE—MRS. Olufunke Olakunri, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, will be buried on Monday, July 22, 2019. Late Funke Olakunri The deceased was killed by suspected herdsmen along Benin/Ore/Sagamu expressway last Friday. A programme of the funeral arrangements made available to newsmen in Akure by the family said that a commendation/night of tributes will take place tomorrow, Friday, July 19. The burial ceremony will take place at the Saito David’s Anglican Cathedral Ijomu, Akure by 11am, while interment follows at the church cemetery.…

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OLAKUNRIN MURDER: YORUBA YOUTHS LAMBAST TINUBU: DON’T ALLOW 2023 AMBITION BECLOUD YOUR SENSES

Tinubu A group, Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA), has chided the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for his remarks on the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakurin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. This comes as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) urged the former Governor of Lagos State against to desist from “dishing out lies to support anti-Igbo sentiments.” Besides, the Presidency has urged Nigerians not to politicise the death, pledging that security agencies would spare no effort in apprehending and prosecuting the…

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YORUBAS DIVIDED OVER KILLING OF FASORANTI’S DAUGHTER

Pa Reuben Fasoranti in a pensive mood at his residence in Akure, Ondo State… yesterday. His daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed by gunmen at the weekend. PHOTO: SAM OLUSEGUN • S’West won’t take more herdsmen’s attacks, Ooni warns • Perpetrators may not be cattlemen, says Tinubu • CAN, PDP, youths knock Buhari on insecurity • Ohanaeze warns of looming national crisis • Osinbajo hopeful Two foremost Yoruba leaders yesterday differed on the circumstances surrounding the death of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the national leader of the Yoruba…

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POLICE SPECIAL FORCES COMB ONDO FORESTS FOR KILLERS OF FUNKE OLAKUNRI, AS AFENIFERE, OHANEZE CONDEMN BUHARI OVER INSECURITY

Eniola Akinkuotu, Sunday Aborisade, Friday Olokor, Leke Baiyewu, Adelani Adepegba, Oladimeji Ramon, Peter Dada, John Charles and James Abraham The Inspector-General of Police Special Forces and policemen from the Ondo State Command have moved into the state government reserve with the purpose of hunting for herdsmen, who allegedly killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of the Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti. The Ondo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, who gave this indication in an interview with one of our correspondents in Akure on Sunday, said policemen…

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NIGERIANS REACT TO TINUBU’S SPEECH AT FASORANTI HOUSE ASKING WHETHER EVANS, BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER WAS A HERDSMAN

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is currently under fire for saying those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence. Speaking at a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a particular set of people. Reacting to the allegation that herdsmen were behind the attack, Tinubu said: “I am extremely concerned about security but I don’t want stigma.…

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