Operatives of the Force CID, SWAT, have arrested five more suspects in connection to the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of former leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Olakunrin was killed in July 2019 by suspected kidnappers along the Ore -Lagos highway.
Four suspects: Lawal Mazaje, Adamu Adamu, Mohammed Shehu Usman, and Auwal Abubakar were earlier arrested and are being prosecuted.
They were arraigned on three count charges of conspiracy to kill, murder and kidnapping.
Names of the five new suspects were given as Lawal Mazaje, 40, from Felele, Kogi State; Adamu Adamu, 50, from Jada in Adamawa State; Mohammed Usman, 26, from Illela, Sokoto State and Auwal Abubakar, 25, from Shinkafi , Zamfara State.
The arrest of the five suspects was made known at the resumed hearing of the four suspects presided over by Justice Bode Adegbehingbe.
Lead counsel for prosecution, Grace Olowoporoku, informed the court that the five suspects were arrested following the continuous mentioning of their names during investigation.
Olowoporoku requested for a short adjournment to enable the prosecution conclude investigation on the new suspects.
Justice Adegbehingbe adjourned the case to April 27, 29, 30 and May 5, 2021 for continuation of hearing.