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April 22, 2024

Babcock varsity lecturer shot dead at relaxation center

Babcock varsity lecturer shot dead at relaxation center

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

A lecturer with Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo in Ikenne local government area of Ogun State, Yinka Olomojobi, has been shot dead at a relaxation center in Iperu.

The development was confirmed in a statement by the spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola.

According to the statement, Odutola, Olomojobi was among three persons shot by gunmen who invaded Ajadeh Event Centre on Sagamu Road, in Iperu, around 9.20pm last Friday.

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

She said about eight men dressed in black and armed with guns emerged from an unknown place into the relaxing lounge and opened fire indiscriminately.

Olomojobi was said to have been shot in the chest for refusing to go away with them, while a manager of a car stand, simply identified as Dare and another yet-to-be-identified person were abducted by the armed men.

Odutola added, “a suspicious coincidence led the police to arrest one Awada Ishaya “m” of Plateau state who was employed two weeks ago, when the event center was launched as a security man for further interrogation.

“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.”