SDP Condemns The Killing Of Funke Olakunrin, Calls Killing, “One Death-Too-Many”.

Late Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.


The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Professor Tunde Adeniran has condemned in strong terms the brutal murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Ondo on Friday by suspected herdsmen.


Adeniran described the gruesome killing of Fasoranti's daughter as one- death- too-many, describing the incident as repugnant and unacceptable to the people of Nigeria. 

He called on the Federal Government to intensify action to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to justice without delay, reiterated the urgent need for President Buhari and the security agencies to deploy more resources to combating the menace of herdsmen and other bandits tormenting Nigerians. He also called on all Nigerians to be more vigilant in all communities. 

He wrote "I received the news of the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti with rude shock and sadness. Mrs Olakunrin who was gruesomely murdered in Kajola near Ore, Ondo State on Friday was coming from Akure before she met her untimely death in the hands of her assailants’.

This is one death too-many. It is a sad day not only for the Afenifere socio-cultural group, but also for Nigeria. The death of Mrs. Olakunrin has occurred at a time when Pa Fasoranti, the Afenifere leader is yet to recover from the death of another daughter which happened not too long ago. What a sad day, what a great loss for the family and humanity. 

I want to use this medium to condole the family, particularly the aged father Pa Fasoranti, on the tragic death of their daughter, sister and mother at the age of 58 years. This is a tragic moment for the family. We pray that God will console the family she left behind and also grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss", he oncluded.