Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, has sentenced to death by hanging, three persons for the killing of Olufunke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
The deceased, Olufunke Olakunrin was attacked and gun down on July 12, 2019 while traveling between Kajola and Ore, along the Ondo/Ore Highway.
Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer then, Frank Mba in 2020 announced the arrest of the suspected killers and said they were caught after the police established enough physical and forensic evidence linking them to Funke’s death.
Ondo State Government in April 2020 arraigned the four suspects at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
The four persons; Lawal Mazaje, 40, Adamu Adamu, 50, Mohammed Usman, 26, and Auwal Abubakar, 25.
The presiding Judge, Justice William Olamide on Friday discharged and acquitted one of them – Auwal Abubakar and sentenced the three others to death by hanging.