Ondo State High Court sentences killers of Afenifere leader’s daughter to death

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On Friday Three persons have been sentenced to death by an Ondo State High court for killing Mrs Funke Olakurin, the daughter of leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

The convicts Muhammed Shehu, Mazaje Lawal, Adamu Adamu, who were also accused of killing a hunter in the forest were found guilty of all the count charges brought against them.

The trial judge, Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide convicted in his verdict sentenced them to death by hanging or firing squad on charges bothering on conspiracy to kill, murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

In July 12, 2019, the 58-year-old late Olakurin was heading to from Akure, Ondo State from Lagos when she was attacked and shot by the armed herdsmen on the Benin-Sagamu expressway.

After months of tracking and investigation, the killers were arrested on April 6, 2020, by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police.

Meanwhile, the fourth suspect Awalu Abubakar who was accused of aiding and abetting was discharged by the judge.

Justice Olamide who commiserated the victims family urged government to urgently do something about the growing insecurity situation in the country which he said had led to many paying the supreme price.

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