Gunmen kill Babcock lecturer, kidnap 3 at Ogun event centre

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By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

Olowojobi Yinka, a lecturer at Babcock University was killed while other persons were abducted in an attack by gunmen at an event center in Iperu town Ogun State.

The gunmen dressed in black attires and said to be eight in number attacked the Ajadeh Event Centre located on Sagamu Road in the Iperu area around 9.20pm last Friday.

The lecturer had allegedly resisted attempt to take him away by the gunmen, who allegedly abducted three persons from the facility.

Ogun Police spokesperson (SP) Omolola Odutola in a statement said one of the abducted persons was known as Dare, a car dealer.

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He added that report from the Iperu Division indicates that the 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.

“Eye witnesses were able to count eight men dressed in black and armed with guns emerged from an unknown place into the relaxing lounge and opened 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 hoodlums, at their prompt, while a manager of a car stand, simply known as Dare “m” the third person is yet to be identified.

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

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