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Journalist shot dead in Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command, on Sunday, confirmed that a freelance journalist, Titus Badejo, popularly called Ejanla, was shot dead on Saturday evening.

Newsmen report that Badejo was killed at a popular club in Oluyole area of Ibadan the Oyo State capital around 9 pm.

Our correspondent learnt the assailants, who were four in number, had arrived at the place on bikes and shot him at a close range.

Badejo’s killing came exactly a week after he celebrated his birthday in the same hotel.

Reacting to the incident on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Adewale Osifeso, told newsmen that Titus was shot dead in front of a club in Oluyole Ibadan.

He said: “At about 0730hrs, Sunday 20th June 2021, One Damilola Afolabi ‘m’, Manager at Club 407, Oluyole Ibadan reported at Oluyole Divisional Police Headquarters that on Saturday 19th June, 2021 one Titus Badejo, Journalist and Freelance Disc Jockey with the club was shot outside the club premises by unknown assailants.

“However, comprehensive investigations are in top gear to unravel circumstances surrounding the incident and to apprehend the assailants.

“Verifiable updates would be provided soonest, pls.”

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