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Ondo court sentences killers of Fasoranti’s daughter to death by hanging

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AN Ondo State High Court has sentenced three persons to death by hanging for the murder of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural body, Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti.

The convicts are Muhammed Shehu Usman, Adamu Adamu and Lawal Mazaje.

They were arraigned before the court alongside one Auwalu Abubakar for the murder of Olakunrin in 2019.


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The convicts were tried on eight counts bordering on conspiracy, kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, and aiding and abetting.

However, Abubakar was discharged and acquitted by the court.

In her ruling today, Justice Williams Olamide found the trio guilty of conspiring to commit the armed robbery that led to the murder of Olakunrin.

The judge held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Olakunrin was murdered in Ore while returning from a visit to her father in Akure.

Her death was condemned by Nigerians, including political and social groups.

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