Odumakin stated in the statement that “it is now over two months that Mrs Olufunke Olakunri, daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Fasoranti was murdered around Ore in Ondo State and we are compelled to speak out over the lackadaisical attitude of the police over the gruesome assassination.
“Mr Kehinde Fasoranti, younger brother to the deceased, had stated openly a day after the incident that the police in Ore told him that his sister was killed by Fulani herdsmen when he went to collect her body and challenged the police to bring out the statement he wrote at their station. They have not contradicted him till date.
“The first sign we got that there was no attempt to launch any serious investigation into the murder was when the car in which she was killed was released to the family from Ore police station the day after the murder without any forensic investigation into the most prized evidence at the scene of the crime.
“It was when we engaged the police high command that they came to pick the car six days later. The car has now been returned to the family with no report on the examination report.
“Indeed, there was no attempt to carry out any autopsy on the corpse until we also demanded one from the police before the burial. One was carried out and only that report was given to the family when they went to collect the car.”
He said further that “beyond this, the police have not made any briefing to the family on their investigations into this dastardly act.
“There are other bizarre developments that worry us on police investigations into this murder. For instance, the driver of the car in which Mrs Olakunri was killed has not been asked a question by the police till date.
“A few days after the killing, a staffer of the deceased’s husband was arrested as he was said to be in touch with Mr Olakunri’s driver, Femi Ajayi, who drove the Sienna bus in the deceased’s convoy.
“All the above put together suggest to us clearly that the police have not done any serious investigation into this murder. It worries us that we are seeing all the signs of lethargy that usually attend high profile murders with powerful masterminds in our country.
“Afenifere, therefore, calls on all those who respect human lives in Nigeria and across the world to join us in asking the police and by extension, the authors of ‘where are the cows?’: Where are the killers of Funke Olakunri?”