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  • Updated: April 23, 2024

Ogun Police arrests suspected killer of Babcock lecturer

Ogun Police arrests suspected killer of Babcock lecturer

Nigerian Police

One Awada Ishaya has been arrested in connection wth the murder of a lecturer at the Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Yinka Olowojobi.

Ishaya's arrest was made public in a statement by Omolola Odutola, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson on Monday.

It was gathered two others persons were abducted at the event centre in Iperu Remo along the Sagamu road by suspected gunmen on the day Olowojobi was killed on Friday.

According to the Odutola, Ishaya, who was employed barely two weeks before the event centre commenced operations as a security officer, was arrested on suspicion of his involvement in the incident.

She said, “A suspicious coincidence led the police to arrest one Awada Ishaya “m” of Plateau State, who was employed two weeks ago when the event centre was launched as a security man for further interrogation.”

About eight gunmen dressed in black invaded Ajadeh Event Centre, killing a lecturer from Babcock University, Olowojobi, while two others were equally abducted during the invasion.

Odutola said the incident happened on Friday, April 19, at about 9:20 pm.

The gunmen were said to have shot Olowojobi in the chest after allegedly resisting to go with them.

The slain Babcock University lecturer alongside one Dare and another person yet-to-be-identified who were abducted were said to be relaxing in the lounge of the event centre when the daredevil gang struck.

She added, “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 emerge from an unknown place into the relaxing lounge and open fire indiscriminately. 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 their prompt, while a manager of a car stand, simply known as Dare “m” and the third person yet to be identified were whisked away.

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

The PPRO disclosed that efforts were ongoing to apprehend the culprits and rescue the kidnapped victims.

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

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