Three Herdsmen Sentenced to Death for Killing daughter of Afenifere Leader

The condemned herders Muhammed Shehu, Mazaje Lawal, Adamu Adamu

An Ondo State High Court has sentenced 3 men to death for the murder of one Mrs. Funke Olakurin back in 2019.

It all happened on July 12, 2019, when the then 58-year-old Funke was driving to Akure from Lagos when she was attacked and shot by the armed herdsmen on the Benin-Sagamu expressway.

However, on April 6, 2020, men of the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force were able to apprehend four of them.

The names of the killer herdsmen were given as Muhammed Shehu, Mazaje Lawal, Adamu Adamu and the fourth man, Auwalu Abubakar, who was accused of aiding and abetting.

Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide in his verdict sentenced the three men to death by hanging or firing squad on charges bothering on conspiracy to kill, murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

Meanwhile, Auwalu Abubakar was granted bail. Justice Olamide expressed his sympathies to the family of the deceased for their loss.

Late Mrs. Funke Olakurin, was the daughter of the leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

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