Kidnappers kill daughter of Afenifere chairman, Fasoranti


Persons suspected to be kidnappers have killed Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

The 58-year-old was reportedly heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State when she was attacked and fatally shot.

Ondo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident.

Mr Joseph said the suspects were kidnappers who also engaged in armed robbery.

The incident, he said, happened between Kajola and Ore, adding that Mrs Olakunrin was the only one killed in the incident.

He said the kidnappers attacked three vehicles, including a luxurious bus belonging to the Young Shall Grow Motors, adding that the passengers in the luxurious bus were travelling from Imo State to Lagos.

However, he said the police have rescued three of the victims, adding that one Gerald Igboroka was yet to be found by the police.

Joseph said: “Information available to us is that suspected kidnappers who were 16 in number ambushed the three vehicles at Kajola.

“The three vehicles were said to be going to Lagos and they were all attacked. The kidnappers shot on one Mrs. Funke Olakunrin and she was confirmed dead immediately,” he added.

The PPRO who said the police were on the trail of the kidnappers, assured that the victims would be rescued in no distant time.

He added that none of the suspected kidnappers has been arrested, but efforts are on to ensure their arrest.

Olakunrin is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to die. The elder statesman had also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.


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