… IGP assures proper prosecution of culprits
By Deborah Mustapha
On a happy note, the Nigerian Police has arrested the murderers of Late Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of PAN-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasorantin.
Following the attack that led to Mrs Funke Olakunrin’s death on 12th July 2019 by the newly detected assassins between Kajola and Ore along Ondo-Ore road, Ondo State, South West, Nigeria.
The suspects caught recently are Lawal Mazaje at age 40 years from Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu at 50 years from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Shehu Usman, age 26 years from Illela area of Sokoto State and Auwal Abubakar at age 25 years from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State. Nevertheless, the gang leader, Tambaya, wanted with immediate effect.
To recall that on 13th July 2019, the IGP deployed the CP in charge of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), CP Fimihan Adeoye, to coordinate the team.
However, after months of relentless efforts to apprehend the killers, the Police Team, on 4th March 2020 during a follow-up action on a case of a high-profile armed robbery and kidnap for ransom that occurred in Ogun State led to the arrest of Auwal Abubakar and others.
Meanwhile, investigations so far revealed that the operation that led to the killing was carried out by eight fully armed kidnap/robbery suspects led by Tambaya.
Following further investigations, it has also been revealed that they are responsible for a series of high-profile armed robbery and kidnap operations in the region. They also attack, vandalize and steal components of critical national infrastructures such as electrical and telecommunications installations.
Moreover, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, declared the gang suspect, Tambaya wanted for his involvement in the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin as he assured proper prosecution of the arrested culprits.
“Tambaya is a Nigerian, speaks Hausa, Fulfulde and Pidgin English languages, he is fair in complexion between the age of 27 and 30 years of age. His last known address is Isanlu, Kogi State. He has a visible scar from stitches on his forehead down to his nose and mouth” IGP submitted.