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Funke Olakunrin’s murder, a death too many, says Gov. Akeredolu



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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has described the murder of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the National Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti by suspected Fulani herdsmen as a death too many.

Akeredolu stated this on Saturday when he paid a condolence visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti and the husband of the deceased, Idowu Olakunrin.

 The governor who described the murder as a painful loss, saying the death of 58-year-old was a personal loss, adding that it is like mourning a relative whose life has just been cut short.

He expressed worry over the incident, stating that some measures must be taken to prevent a recurrence.

Akeredolu however promised that government will brief the media adequately about the steps and measures to be taken very soon.

The governor was accompanied by some members of the state House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Gbenga Ale, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Engr. Ade Adetimehin as well as other members of the state Executive Council.

Recall that the deceased was reported to have been shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen in her Land Cruiser SUV within the Ore axis of the Benin-Sagamu expressway.

She was said to be heading to Akure, the Ondo State capital, from Lagos to visit her 93-year-old father when her attackers struck on Friday.