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Police Arrests Suspects Linked To Funke Olakunru’s Death
“We have made a lot of arrests on this matter but we are screening those arrested to identify who among them the culprits are. Police revealed
Nigeria police readiness to bring to justice culprits involved in last Friday’s killing of Mrs Funke Olakunri, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Rueben Fasoranti as the authorities in Ondo State, yesterday, confirmed the arrest of some suspects n connection.
This was contained in a chat, with newsmen, spokesperson of the Ondo Police Command, Femi Joseph.
For security reasons, the police spokesperson however declined to release the actual number of those suspects apprehended by police detectives deployed to comb the forest along the Lagos/Ore axis.
Part of his statements read: “We have made a lot of arrests on this matter but we are screening those arrested to identify who among them the culprits are.
“By the time we finish the screening, we will let the world know the perpetrators.
“As I said, a number of people have been arrested and, when it is time, we shall parade the suspects.
This came as the Presidency, on Monday, warned Nigerian leaders to be mindful of the consequences of their utterances on the death of Mrs Olakunri before setting the country on fire.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, the President Described Mrs Olakunri’s death as a tragedy, urged leaders to “consider their language and its potential consequences.”
In his words: “The Presidency has noted the public concerns on the unfortunate attack leading to the death of the daughter of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
“The President has already issued a statement expressing its heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs Funke Olakunri and followed up with a telephone call.
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“Her death is a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
“It is incumbent on all leaders across the country to consider their language and its potential consequences.
“Insecurity is an issue that Nigeria must face together as one nation – united.
“Times of a tragedy like these are not the time for politics. It reveals only disrespect for the departed and her family. And we hope that those who stand in positions of influence recognise and understand this.”