Olakunrin’s murder: OPC gives Police, others 21-day Ultimatum to find killers   


The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, on Thursday issued a 21-day ultimatum to the police and other security agencies to unravel the killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

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Late Olakunrin was murdered in cold blood last Friday by suspected marauding Fulani herdsmen along Ore-Shagamu road, an incident that triggered outrage and incendiary remarks from socio-cultural groups and dignitaries including ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

OPC in a statement its National Public Relations Officer, Adeshina Akinpelu, released, threatened to resort to self-help if security agencies failed to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act in three weeks’ time.

The statement reads in part: “Time has come for us to act now. We will no longer fold our hands and allow herdsmen to continue to kill us like cows.

“We cannot continue to use the blood of our people to keep Nigeria’s unity. We are giving the police and other security agencies a 21-day ultimatum to fish out the killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin.

“Failure to fish out the killers, we will have no option but to take the destiny of our people in our hands and drive out all criminally-minded Fulani herdsmen, their accomplices among the Yoruba and other tribes perpetrating crimes in Yoruba land.”

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