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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 10 June 2022


Ondo court sentences three men to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti's daughter

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A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, June 10, sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

Mrs Olakunrin was shot dead by the convicts along the Ore/Ijebu Ode highway on July 12, 2019, while returning to Lagos after visiting her father in Akure.

The convicts, Mohammed Shehu Usman, Osagie Lawal, and Adamu Adamu, were convicted by Justice Williams Olamide for conspiracy to murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

The fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was on trial for aiding and abetting the crime, was discharged and acquitted by the court.

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