Late Fehintola couple laid to rest in Abeokuta - The People's Voice


Monday, January 2, 2023

Late Fehintola couple laid to rest in Abeokuta

By Afolasade Owotutu, Abeokuta

The remains of the couple assassinated in the early hours of New Year day in Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ibara, Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital were buried on Tuesday, twenty-four hours after the sad incident

The burial service for the deceased took place at Christ Anglican Church, Iporo-Ake area of the town which was conducted by Rev S.K Oyewale , was attended by the families and large number of sypmphatizers, with the church and premises full to capacity.

The Chairman Editorial Board of Penpushing Media Funke Fadugba led some members of the organization to the burial service and also paid a condolence visit to a member of the family, Ambrose Somide, who is General Manager Radio Services of Daar Communications.

 The deceased families and symphatizers could not hold back tears at the burial service and during interment, as many rained curses on the suspected arsonists who carried out the callous crime.

The deceased Kehinde Fatinoye and Oluwakukunola Fayinoye, staffers of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Federal University of Agriculture (FUNNAB) Abeokuta respectively were reported to have been murdered and set ablaze in their home.

It was reports that the victims were burnt beyond recognition, while their son was allegedly abducted by the suspected arsonists, who later threw him into a river along Adigbe-Obada axis of the town, and his body is yet to be recovered as at the time of filing this report

The remains of the couple put in separate white colour caskets, were after the church service transported in a white colour hearse to a cemetery in Lantoro area of Abeokuta, where they were committed to mother earth

The cleric in his sermon lamented the sudden death of the couple, who before their untimely death were part of congregation at the church for a crossover service ahead of the New Year.

The clergyman man, however, called for justice and requested the authorities to conduct diligent investigation to unravel those behind the heinous crime, with conviction that God will deal appropriately with the perpetrators

He added that the clergyman in the order of service took his Bible reading from 1: Thessalonians 4: 13-18, while the hymns include ‘Forever with the Lord’, ‘Who are the like stars appearing’ and ‘On the resurrection Morning’

The Ogun State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, however, said the police have arrested a suspect in the gruesome murder of the couple adding that an investigation was ongoing to unravel the killers and their motive, affirming that it was a case of suspected assassination.

“The incident happened after 12 in the morning. It is true that a couple was killed and set ablaze at their residence in Abeokuta, shortly after they returned from Cross over Service. This is a clear case of assassination and we are not leaving any stone unturned to unravel those behind the killings. One person has been arrested by our operatives in connection to the incident. We will get to the root of the matter, as investigation has since begun’, Oyeyemi said.

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