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Babcock Law professor killed, 2 others abducted

A professor of Law at Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State, Yinka Olomojobi, has been killed, while two others have been abducted in Iperu area of the state by armed men.

Olomojobi was reportedly shot dead on Friday for allegedly refusing to be taken away by the gunmen.

It was gathered that while he was shot dead, two residents were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Omolola Odutola, said one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Odutola said, “A security man hired two weeks ago was arrested based on reasonable suspicion, as police commence discreet investigation.

“A report from the Iperu Division indicates that a kidnapping and murder incident occurred on the 19th of April, 2024, at about 9:20 pm.

“It was reported that gunshots were heard at the Ajadeh Event Centre on Sagamu Road in Iperu, Ogun State.

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“Eyewitnesses were able to count eight men dressed in black and armed with guns emerging from an unknown place into the relaxing lounge.

“They fired indiscriminately, where one person later identified as a lecturer at Babcock University named Olowojobi Yinka, was shot in the chest for resisting to go away with the hoodlums.

“At manager of a car stand, simply known as Dare; and one other person that is yet to be identified were taken away.

“A suspicious coincidence led the police to arrest one Awada Ishaya of Plateau State who was employed as a security man two weeks ago when the event center was launched.

“The lecturer was taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“Efforts are underway to apprehend the culprits and rescue the kidnapped victims. Further updates will be provided as the situation develops.”

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