How My Sister Was Killed — Fasoranti’s Son

Funke Olakunrin murdered by herdsmen
The Car of Mrs Funke Olakunrin shot by herdsmen

Kehinde, one of the sons of Afenifere Leader, Reuben Fasoranti, has given a graphic description of how his sister, Funke Olakunrin, was killed by herdsmen in Ondo state.

According to report, the deceased was shot dead along the Benin-Ore road while heading to Lagos from Akure on Friday.

Olakunrin was said to have just returned from a visit to her 93-year-old father, who had also recently lost one of his daughters.

Briefing reporters in Akure, Kehinde said that his sister was the only one that died in the attack.

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“I just came back to Akure with my sister’s body tonight from Ore town. She was on her way to Lagos after she left baba (Pa Rebeun Fasoranti) house Friday morning,” he said.

“Her vehicle was ambushed around Ore town. The gunmen started shooting at them at the Ore expressway and the driver had to quickly turn back but unknown to him there are some of them in the bush along the other side of the road.

“They shot at the tyres of the SUV she was travelling in along with other persons. There were five people in the car, a driver, herself, a cook and two of her nephews. Sadly, she was hit by a bullet and was rushed to a hospital but she lost too much blood and she died minutes after.

“By the time the police would respond, about 30 minutes later, the gunmen had gone back into the bush. They ran after hearing the sound of the patrol van. Nobody was kidnapped inside her own vehicle.

“Although, those who were wounded were rushed to a hospital and have been checked by doctors and they are fine.”

However, Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, said the act was carried out by herdsmen but the police said kidnappers were responsible for the attack.