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Gunmen kill prof, abduct 2 others in Ogun


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A professor of Law at Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State, Yinka Olomojobi, has been killed by gunmen in the Iperu area of the state on Friday, April 22.

This medium gathered that Olomojobi was shot dead for allegedly resisting abduction by the assailants. The criminal elements then abducted two residents and took them to an unknown destination.

The gunmen, numbering eight and dressed in black, stormed an event centre on Sagamu Road and began shooting indiscriminately.

Eyewitnesses say the late Prof Olowojobi was shot in the chest. At the same time, a manager of a car stand known as Dare, and one other yet-to-be-identified person, were said to have been taken captive by the gunmen.

While confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, said one person had been arrested in connection with the incident.

“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. A suspicious coincidence led the police to arrest one Awada Ishaya of Plateau state who was employed two weeks ago when the event centre 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,”Odutola said

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