Police Arrest Five More Suspects Over Fasoranti Daughter’s Murder
Five more suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Olufunke Olakunri, daughter of the former National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political Group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
The suspects were said to have been arrested by men of the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Nigerian Police Force.
Olakunrin was murdered in July 2019 by suspected kidnappers while traveling along the Ore-Lagos highway.
Four suspects – Lawal Mazaje, Adamu Adamu, Mohammed Shehu Usman, and Auwal Abubakar were earlier arrested and are being prosecuted.
They were arraigned on three count charges of conspiracy to kill, murder and kidnapping.
Names of the five new suspects were given as Lawal Mazaje, 40, from Felele, Kogi State; Adamu Adamu, 50, from Jada in Adamawa State; Mohammed Usman, 26, from Illela, Sokoto State and Auwal Abubakar, 25, from Shinkafi, Zamfara State.
The arrest of the five suspects was made known at the resumed hearing of the four suspects presided over by Justice Bode Adegbehingbe.
Lead counsel for the prosecution, Grace Olowoporoku, informed the court that the five suspects were arrested following the continuous mentioning of their names during the investigation.
Olowoporoku requested for a short adjournment to enable the prosecution to conclude the investigation on the new suspects.
Justice Adegbehingbe adjourned the case to April 27, 29, 30, and May 5, 2021, for the continuation of hearing.