The trial of the suspected killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunri, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, resumed on Tuesday at the State High Court in Akure, where a consultant pathologist, Dr. Olumuyiwa Pelemo revealed that a gunshot from one of the assailants killed the deceased as she lost a lot of blood.
The report which was presented by the prosecution team led by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, revealed that the gunshot caused excessive loss of blood which led to multiple organ failure of the deceased.
Dr. Pelemo, who conducted the autopsy, also told the court that examination showed a single entrance and exit of the gunshot wound on the late Olakunrin’s right breast. Pelemo testified that internal examinations revealed “lacerations of the blood vessels resulting into illness of internal organs which is as a result of the gunshot,” saying the deceased died as “a result of excessive blood loss due to the gunshot injury”.
One of the defense counsel, Obafemi Bawa objected to the acceptability of the autopsy report. Justice Williams Olamide however, admitted the autopsy report as evidence and adjourned the case till January 19, 2022, for further hearing.
Olakunri was killed on June 20, 2019, along Benin-Ore-Shagamu Expressway.
The suspects who were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy to kill, murder, and kidnapping include Awalu Abubakar (25), Muhammed Shehu (26), Mazaje Lawal (40), and Adamu Adamu (60).