Needless controversy over killers of Mrs Olakunori
LAST week, an unnecessary controversy broke out over the arrest of four persons suspected to have killed the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the late Mrs Olufunke Olakunori on July 19, 2019 along the Ore –Lagos highway.
The controversy was triggered off after the Ondo State Police command swiftly denied the break through in the arrest of the suspected perpetrators of the crime nine months ago credited to Afenirere.
THE spokesman, Yinka Odumakin denied followed claims by Mr Yinka Odumakin, the National publicity secretary of the Pan socio cultural group that top echelon of the SARS in Lagos confided in him the arrest of the alleged killers including the deceased’s driver and three others from the Northern part of the country.
ODUNMAKIN also hinted that the SARS top officers who made the arrest had briefed the deceased’s father and a chieftain of Afenifere, Pa Fasoranti.
WE are at a loss over the denied, confusion and needless being raked by the police controversy over the arrest of common criminals whose activities had almost caused political unrest in the country considering the sensitivity of the murder and victim being the daughter of Afenirere’s leader, a group seen to be anti the ruling government.
UNLESS the police have something sinister to hide, we believe the arrest of the suspects should not be hidden from the public but be celebrated to prove cynics wrong that the killing of Mrs Olakunori was not politically motivated as initially perceived by many.
THE crack in the police over the arrest otherwise is embarrassing and capable of further denting the image of the force which had repeatedly failed to earn the trust and confidence of the people due to lack of integrity and transparency .
THE murder of Mrs Olakunori has generated so much emotions and National frenzy to be treated with levity and the police must wake up to the reality of the political nature of this case.
IT is a truth law that whoever asserts must prove.
IT beholds on Odumakin who claims that men of SARs confided in him about the arrest to shed more light about the arrest and save us the embarrassment of unnecessary controversy and bulk shifting what the Nation expects about this case is the fruitful prosecution of those arrested to serve as a deterrent to others and not a superfluous controversy.