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Gunmen Kill Babcock Lecturer, Abduct Two In Ogun

Daud Olatunji

Unknown gunmen have killed a professor of law at Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State, Professor  Yinka Olomojobi, and abducted two others in Iperu area of the state.

 Olomojobi, a professor of Law at Babcock, was reportedly shot dead on Friday for allegedly refusing to be taken away by the professor. 

PLATFORM TIMES reports 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 two-week-old security man 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 the Iperu area in Ogun State. 

Eyewitnesses were able to count eight men dressed in black and armed with guns emerging from an unknown place into the relaxing lounge and open fire 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 hoodlum, at their prompt, while a manager of a car stand, simply known as Dare and one other  person that is yet to be identified.

“ A suspicious coincidence led the police to arrest one Awada Ishaya 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.” 

PLATFORM TIMES gathered that as a recent convert to Islam, he had sought to deepen his understanding of his newfound faith and engage more actively with the Muslim community.

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