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Edo State Police Command confirm killing of Olajide Sowore by kidnappers

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The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Olajide Sowore (a younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate in the 2019 election) by kidnappers around 6 am on Saturday.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kontongs Bello, disclosed in a press statement made available to ionigeria.com on Saturday that the late Sowore was killed when gunmen kidnapped about five persons along the Lagos-Benin Expressway.

The PPRO said, “This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons and in the process shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide male a Pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.

“His remains have been deposited at IUTH Mortuary Okada while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search and rescue operation is ongoing.”

Earlier, Omoyele Sowore had in a Facebook post said his brother was shot dead along the Lagos-Benin Expressway.

He wrote, “My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he is studying Pharmacy.

“They snuffed out the life yet another real human being!

“Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!”

“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.

“I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!

“You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy.

“You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.

“You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!

“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright!

“Saddest day yet!”

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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