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Suspected Killer Of Funke Olakunrin, Two Others Test Positive For COVID-19


Ondo State has reported three new constructive circumstances of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the whole variety of infections within the state to seven.

The state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, introduced this in a collection of tweets on Sunday.

He disclosed that one of many new circumstances was one a suspect arraigned in a court docket in Akure, the state capital on Friday final week.

The suspect was among the many 4 males arraigned at a Chief Justice of the Peace Court docket sitting in Akure over the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the Nationwide Chief of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Governor Akeredolu famous that the Commissioner of Police within the state had been duly knowledgeable in regards to the standing of the contaminated suspect, though he didn’t disclose his identification.

He added that they’ve begun the road tracing of law enforcement officials and others within the facility the place the suspect was detained.

The governor acknowledged that the suspect has been remoted from others in detention and can be moved to the Infectious Illness Hospital (IDH) for remedy.

In line with him, the police commissioner gave an assurance that the State Command will guarantee satisfactory safety of the IDH premises to forestall the suspect from escaping.

Governor Akeredolu’s tweets revealed that Ondo has six energetic circumstances of COVID-19 whereas the index case has since been discharged.

The state has but to report any demise from the illness.

See the governor’s tweets beneath:

The Commissioner of police has been duly knowledgeable and the road tracing of law enforcement officials and others within the SARs facility the place he was saved has began and their specimens are being collected.

— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) April 26, 2020

I’ll expatiate on all circumstances in my weekly press briefing tomorrow.

— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) April 26, 2020


The Drive Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, had introduced the arrest of the 4 suspected killers of Olakunrin in a press release on April 16.

They’re Lawal Mazaje from the Felele space of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada space of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela space of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi space of Zamfara State.

One of many suspects Abubakar was arrested on March four alongside the Sagamu-Ore Expressway in Ondo, in a follow-up motion on a case of a high-profile armed theft and kidnap for ransom that occurred in Ogun State.

His arrest led to the arrest of two different members of the gang –Usman and Mazaje – in Benin, the Edo State capital, in addition to Adamu in Akure.

Throughout an Identification Parade on the Federal SARS Headquarters in Lagos on April eight, a survivor of the incident that led to Olakunrin’s demise recognized three of the suspects and gave a transparent description of the roles.

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