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ONDO: Police arrest another five suspects over Olakunrin’s murder

THE Nigeria Police Force has made another progress in its bid to apprehend and unravel the killers of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs Funke Olakunri.

Five more suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of the Olakunrin in July 2019 by some suspected hoodlums in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area, along the Ore-Sagamu Highway.

The five new suspects are Lawal Mazaje, Adamu Adamu, Mohammed Usman, Auwal Abubakar and Muhammed Shehu.

The police had earlier arrested four persons in connection with the murder case and they had also been standing trial over the matter since 2020.

At the resumption of hearing of the murder case at an Akure High Court, the prosecuting counsel, Grace Olowoporoku, informed the court that five more suspects had been arrested in connection with the case.

The trial started in August last year and with the additional five suspects, the total number of the defendants has increased to nine.

The trial judge, Justice Bode Adegbehingbe, adjourned the case till April 27, 29, 30 and May 5, 2021 for continuation of hearing.

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