The remains of Mrs Funke Olakunrin who was shot dead by unknown gunmen along Ore-Lagos expressway two weeks ago, was laid to rest on Monday in Akure
Funke Olakun was the third daughter of Pa. Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group.
The burial service at the Saint Davids Anglican Cathedral, Ijomu, Akure, had in attendance Governors of Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Oyo and Lagos States namely Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Mr. Seyi Makinde, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and former Governors of Ondo and Ekiti States, Dr Segun Mimiko and Mr. Segun Oni.
In his sermon, the Anglican Bishop of Akure Diocese, Bishop Simion Borokini, said all human are destined to die after which comes the day of judgement.
“It has been destined of every man created by God, to die one day, which after that there shall be judgement. “No matter your position on earth, no matter your influence, man or woman, you are going to be like this our sister one day, either Muslim or christian, man or woman, tall or short, fat or otherwise. To the earth we shall all return,” he said.
He brought his teachings from the book of Hebrew Chapter 4: 8-9 and urged everyone to be good to fellow human being since we don’t know when death may come visiting.
Borokini said there was a need for the governments at all levels to be more proactive on the protection of lives and properties of the citizens.
It is very unfortunate millions of people in the land are wounded and needed the healing. It is when the governments do the needful that we can be healed.
“The risk in Nigeria is too much. The government should increase security services to the people so that lives being lost can be saved.
“When you are in your house, you take a risk and you take a bigger risk when you take a step outside your house.
“Nobody is happy and nobody is safe in this country, our leaders should do something on the issue of insecurity.”
The bishop described the death of Mrs Olakunri as a loss to the Akure community, Ondo State and Nigeria in general.
At the burial ground, the younger brother to the deceased, Tokunbo Fasoranti, said she would be missed greatly for her love and spirit of oneness she displaced in the family.
Olufunke, 58, left behind two daughters and her husband.