Babcock University Law Professor shot dead


A Professor of Law at Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State, Yinka Olomojobi, is dead.

He was shot dead by gunmen who wanted to kidnap him.

He was said to have paid the supreme price for allegedly refusing to cooperate with the suspected gunmen who invaded a lounge in Iperu area of Ogun State where he was at the time of the incident.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, 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, about 9:20 p.m.,” she said.

Witnesses said they heard gunshots at the Ajadeh Event Centre on Sagamu Road in Iperu as eight men dressed in black and armed with guns emerged and went into the relaxing lounge.

A manager of a car stand, known as Dare, and another person were abducted by the gunmen.

Odutola said: “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,” the police added.

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