Gunmen Kill Babcock University Professor in Ogun, Kidnap Two Others


Gunmen on Friday killed a law professor at Babcock University, Ogun, identified as Professor Yinka Olomojobi, and abducted two others in the Iperu area of the state.

Professor Olomojobi was shot dead for allegedly resisting abduction by the suspected gunmen. Following his murder, two other residents of the community were seized by the gunmen and taken away.

Condemning the incident, the spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, Mrs Omolola Odutola, said that the police have arrested a suspect in connection with the incident.

“A two-week-old security man was arrested based on reasonable suspicion as police commence discreet investigation,” she said.

“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,” Mrs Odutola explained.

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

Mrs Odutola also reassured that the police were working to apprehend the culprits and rescue the kidnapped victims and that more updates would be provided as the situation developed.

According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen who carried out the act had emerged from an unknown location and walked into a lounge to open fire randomly. They were reportedly eight in number and dressed in black attire.

One of the abductees has been identified as Dare, a manager of a car stand, while the other victim is yet to be identified.

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