The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu has assured that killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Reuben Fasorantin will be found and made to face the full weight of the Law.
Olakunrin was killed on Friday by yet to be identified gunmen along the Benin – Ore Expressway while travelling from Ondo to Lagos.
The IGP also ordered a total overhaul of security on highways in the South-west, South-south and South-east parts of the country.
A statement by the Force Headquarters quoted the IGP as having said that the Ondo State Police Command, backed by Special Forces and seasoned investigators from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, the Intelligence Response Team, IRT, as well as the Technical Intelligence Unit, TIU, deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, have already commenced a massive manhunt for the killers with a view to tracking, arresting and bringing them to justice.
The statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba read: “While condemning the heinous and barbaric crime, the IGP, as part of measures to prevent a future occurrence of such incidence, has ordered the total overhaul of security architecture on the highways straddling the Southern part of the country.
“In this vein, the Commissioners of Police in the affected States were ordered by the IGP to emplace adequate security arrangement in their areas of jurisdiction. He equally assures the nation that the Force Headquarters has perfected plans to replicate the special security arrangement powered by Operation Puff Adder currently ongoing in Kaduna- Abuja Expressway in key highways in the Southern part of the country.
“The IGP further reiterates the fact that the Force will not rest on its oars until sanity is restored in every nook and cranny of the country. He, therefore, calls for calm and support from all Nigerians, especially residents of Ondo State, in aid of the current investigation.”