The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has vowed to find the killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasorantin, even as Police boss ordered his men and officers to intensify security surveillances in the Southwest and South South.
The IGP stressed that he had already deployed, with strong directive for a massive manhunt for the killers, Special Forces and seasoned investigators from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU). They will work with the Ondo State Police Command.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said that the police boss condemned what he described as “the heinous and barbaric crime,” saying that as part of measures to prevent a future occurrence of such incidence, he had ordered the total overhaul of security architecture on the highways straddling the Southern part of the country.
The IGP has ordered Commissioners of Police in the affected States to emplace adequate security arrangement in their areas of jurisdiction, even as he assured 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.
He said that the Force will not rest on its oars until sanity is restored in every nook and cranny of the country, even as he called for calm and support from all Nigerians, especially residents of Ondo State, in aid of the current investigation.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has made a direct phone call to the father of the slain woman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Femi Adesina, the Presidential spokesman, quoted President Buhari as condoling with Pa Reuben, who is the Afenifere leader over the incidence and wished him comfort of God, and fortitude to bear the great loss.
The President assured the Yoruba leader that security agencies would spare no effort to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice.
Adesina said that Pa Reuben Fasoranti thanked the President for identifying with him and his family at their time of travail, praying that God will restore peace and amity to the country.