Earlier, The Pace News reported that Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, was reportedly shot dead along Kajola-Ore in Ondo State on Friday, July 12.
Ondo State police command spokesman, Femi Joseph, on Saturday, July 13, revealed how some kidnappers killed Funke on Friday.
According to Premium Times, Joseph admitted his ignorance of Funke’s identity as Fasoranti’s daughter.
Joseph narrates Funke’s murder: “It happened at a spot between Kajola and Ore, where some hoodlums numbering about 15, attacked two vehicles, one Toyota Land Cruiser and one Camry.
“The the Land Cruiser was carrying five passengers, including the deceased, which we later identified as one Funke Olakunrin. They shot the woman, we rushed her to the hospital, but we lost her.
“Other four occupants that were abducted, we have rescued them. Inside the Camry too, we had three occupants, they were also abducted, but we have rescued them. We have rescued a total of seven persons taken during the attack.
“There is still one person left that we are still looking for, and we are working frantically to ensure that the hoodlums are brought to justice and ensure any other hostage were rescued.”
Joseph furthered that the identity and ethnicity of the attackers cannot be confirmed until the arrest is done, as he dismissed Afenifere’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin that Fulani herdsmen killed Funke.
Joseph told journalists while responding to Odumakin’s claim: “No, you can’t shave the head of a man in his absence. You have to wait for us to arrest them. Somebody you have not arrested, it is difficult for you to establish his ethnicity.”
The police said three vehicles were attacked by the kidnappers and that one of the passengers, Gerald Igboroka was yet to be found by the police.
The deceased was in the United States to celebrate her grandaughter’s 1-year birthday a week to her death.