Court Remands Suspected Killers of Afenifere Leader in Prison

An Ondo State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure has remanded at the Owo facility of the Nigerian Correctional Service, four members of an eight-man gang that allegedly killed Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Rueben Fasoranti.

The four suspects, Lawal Mazaje, Adamu Adamu, Mohammed Shehu Usman and Auwal Abubakar were docked on a four-count charge that includes conspiracy to murder, murder and kidnapping.

The suspects who were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Victoria Bob-Manuel had no legal representation at the first sitting on the case.

Chief Magistrate Bob-Manuel agreed with the state prosecution led by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adekola Olawoye that the suspects be remanded pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, on the case.

Present in court were the husband of late Funke, Idowu Olakunri who appreciated the police and state government and expressed hope of getting justice.

Our correspondent reports that further hearing on the advice of DPP will resume on the case on the 3rd of June 2020.


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