Funke’s Murder: We Have Not Make Any Significant Arrest – Police

Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph

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 Punch that men of the command had invited some people for questioning.

Joseph said, “We have commenced investigations into the killing of Mrs Olakunrin. In the course of combing the area in search of suspects, we have picked some people for interrogation.

“For now, we have not been able to link anybody with her death but we have some people with us that we are questioning.

“In the incident of this nature, we can apply Judges Rule No 1, which permits the police to invite any person for questioning maybe we can get information that can lead to the arrest of the real suspects.

“If in the course of doing this in the case of Mrs Olakunrin and we have caused inconveniences or injuries to anybody or group of people, we apologise.

“It was not true that we arrested villagers or artisans indiscriminately. Our men will not do that. If at the end of the investigation we discovered that the people we picked are not involved, we will let them go.”

The PPRO said the command had drafted men to all parts of the 18 local governments to rid the state of criminals.

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Specifically, Joseph said the command had drafted men to roads in the state including Akure-Ado Ekiti, Owo -Ikare, Ore-Ijebu Ode, Owo-Ikare, Ikare-Isua roads.

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