The atmosphere of St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Akure, the Ondo State capital was that of sorrow on Monday as the church was filled with mournful looks by those who had come to bid farewell to the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Mrs Funke Olakunri who was murdered on July 12 by suspected herders.
Delivering the sermon, the Anglican Bishop of Akure Diocese, Rt. Rev Simeon Borokini who took the bible reading from the Book of 1 Thessalonians stated that death was inevitable for all humans.
With the sermon titled “Prepare to meet your God” Bishop Borokini emphasized that, “all humans shall one day meet their creator by death. It could come by accident, plane crash, Boko Haram or Fulani herdsmen.”
“We must all believe in God. Most of us live as if the earth is the only place that we will end our journey. But there is another place called heaven where all the righteous will be.”
Describing the late Olakunri as a gem that will be missed by all, the Bishop stated that she gave her all for humanity as she touched many lives within the little time she spent on earth.
Bishop Borokini also maintained that it is only God that can comfort the family of the deceased.
“When you believe in God, it is only him that can comfort you. He is the only one that can console baba (Pa Fasoranti), the children the deceased left behind and her widower.”
“If you don’t believe in Jesus, then it is a wasteful life. He is the visa we need to get to heaven.
“No matter who you are, a senator, president, governor and so on. If you don’t know Jesus, you can’t get to heaven without knowing Jesus no matter your status.
“We are all going to give account of our stewardship whether you like it or not. Even Arakunrin Akeredolu will give his own account.
However, the Bishop decried the alarming rate of insecurity as he stated that Nigerian leaders should be alive to their responsibility.
“Do we have credible leaders in Nigeria? Do we have leaders we can reckon with? It is so unfortunate.
“There’s is a need for our leaders to improve security measures in the country. The moment any Nigerian step out of their house, they are taking a bigger risk. Nobody is safe in Nigeria at the moment.”
Dignitaries present at the funeral service were the Governors of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; Oyo State, Seyi Makinde; Lagos State, Babajide Sanwolu; Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.
Others were, Femi Fani-Kayode, Wole Olanipekun, SAN, Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni; former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko among others.
Recall that on July 12, Pa Fasoranti lost his 58-year-old daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri.
Mrs. Olakunri was gruesomely murdered by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on the Benin-Sagamu expressway while on her way to Lagos from Akure in her Land Cruiser SUV after visiting her 93-old-year father.
EFCC Arrests Landlord For Housing 10 Internet Fraudsters
The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, arrested a 33-year-old landlord, Stanley Ejike Awam and 10 of his tenants, who are suspected to be internet fraudsters hibernating in his house.
Awam was apprehended for allegedly providing shelter for the suspected internet fraudsters while the 10 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys were picked up at different locations of the Ibadan metropolis following intelligence on their alleged illegal activities.
The 10 suspected internet fraudsters arrested at the premises of the six-flat bungalow is the landlord are: Henry Echefu, Usman Mustapha, Adeleke David, Olafuyi Josiah, Shorefire Ayokunmi, Riliwan Ajao, Abulsalam Abubakar and Lukeman Salam. Others are Adeyemo Muktarh and Bashir Mohammed.
Man Kills Brother In Anambra To Inherit His iPhone 11
Operatives of Anambra State Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old man identified as Paul for allegedly killing his only elder brother.
The 26-year-old suspect told newsmen while granting interview that the devil pushed him to kill his only elder brother so that he can take full ownership of his later brother’s iPhone 11.
Paul further revealed that he did so because he is not financially buoyant enough to get one for himself and he can’t bare the mockery from his friends who have been mocking him for the inability to get one for himself anymore.
While narrating how he killed his brother, Paul said that he poisoned his brother with Sniper while he was taking his breakfast and that he died instantly on the spot.
Although, he has been charged for murder but his mother is seriously pleading for his release, saying she had only him left.
Man Arrested For Killing His 5 Babies Few Months After Birth
An American man has been arrested and charged with the cold-case slayings of five babies, all his own and none of them older than 6 months.
Paul Perez, 57, is accused of killing the babies from 1992 to 2001, and he was charged with five counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances that could make him eligible for capital punishment, officials said.
He was arrested on Monday after new DNA technology helped investigators reopen a cold case from 2007, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
Thanks to new DNA technology, authorities were able to identify a deceased infant found by a fisherman in March 2007 in a sealed container weighed down with “heavy objects” as Nikko Lee Perez, authorities said.
The identification of Nikko finally came in October 2019, and led investigators to discover that Nikko had four siblings, who were all also killed when they were less than six months old, the sheriff’s office said.
The siblings, all born in California, were identified as Kato Allen Perez, born in 1992 and known to be deceased; Mika Alena Perez, born in 1995; Nikko Lee Perez, born in 1997; and Kato Krow Perez, born in 2001. The remains of the last three infants are still unknown, People reports.
Perez has been identified as the father of all five children, but it is still unclear whether they have the same mother, authorities said.
“While I am proud of the efforts of my investigators and coroner’s office, this is not a day that will bring joy to any one of us,” Sheriff Tom Lopez said in a statement.
“In my 40 years in law enforcement, I cannot think of a case more disturbing than this one,” Lopez added. “There can be no victim more vulnerable and innocent than an infant, and unfortunately this case involves five.”
“The allegations announced today are heartbreaking. There is absolutely no place in our society for horrendous crimes against children,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.