Afenifere, the yoruba sociology-cultural organisation, has on Sunday 23rd September, expressed displeasure over the manner in which the Nigeria Police Force is handling investigations into the murder of Mrs Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, suspected to be killed by fulani herdsmen. The organisation claimed that the police has been handling the case lackadaisically.
The organisation stated that it’s now over two months that the daughter of the Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti was murdered around Ore in Ondo State and they’ve been compelled to speak out over the lackadaisical attitude of the police over the extremely unpleasant assassination.
The junior brother of the deceased , Mr Kehinde Fasoranti stated openly a day after the incident that the police in Ore told him the sister was killed by Fulani herdsmen when he went to collect her body the day she was killed and challenged the police to bring out the statement he wrote at their station. They have not contradicted him till date.
According to the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere claimed that there are various signs which suggest that the police has not made any attempt to start any serious investigation on the murder.
The first sign they claim to have gotten to show that there was no attempt to begin any serious investigation on the murder, was that when the car in which she was killed was released to the family from Ore police station the day after the murder there was no forensic investigation into the most vital evidence at the crime scene.
And it was when they engaged the police high command that they came to pick the car six days after. The car has now been returned to the family with no report on the findings. Also there was no attempt to carry out any autopsy on the corpse until the organisation demanded one from the police before the burial. One was carried out and only that report was given to the family when they went to collect the car.
The organisation mentioned that, the police has not made any briefing to the family on their investigations into this dastardly act.
The organisation has pointed that the situation is a troubling one, and adding that it is looking into Olakunrin’s case, all the signs of lethargy that usually attend high profile murders with powerful masterminds in the country.
Afenifere urged all well meaning Nigerians and persons all over the world to join them in demanding justice from the police by finding Olakunrin’s killers and bringing them before the law.