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Court sentences killers of Afenifere leader, Pa Fasoranti’s daughter to death

Ondo State High Court has sentenced three persons to death for the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakurin, the daughter of the leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

The three convicts Muhammed Shehu, Mazaje Lawal, and Adamu Adamu, who was accused of killing a hunter in the forest were found guilty of all the count charges brought against them.

The judge, Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide in his verdict sentenced them to death by hanging or firing squad on charges bothering on conspiracy to kill, murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

On July 12, 2019, the 58-year-old Olakurin was headed to Akure, Ondo State, from Lagos when she was attacked and shot by the armed herdsmen on the Benin-Sagamu expressway.

After months of tracking and investigation, the killers were arrested on April 6, 2020, by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.

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