Sowore: Brother of renowned activist, journalist shot dead by unknown bandits

Sowore: Brother of renowned activist, journalist shot dead by unknown bandits

Olajide, the younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters, has been shot dead.

Sowore announced this in a social media post on Saturday morning, September 4.

He said his brother was returning from Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo State when he was attacked.

“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 traveled 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 your own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!

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

The police are also yet to react to issue an official statement regarding the incident.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Lekki, the fast-developing upper-middle-class area of Lagos Metropolis as the new hub of internet-related fraud.

This was contained in a statement issued on Friday, September 3, by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who said data from an investigation of activities of the Lagos Command for the second quarter of 2021, “indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates.”

The EFCC spokesman said that between April and June 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests.

According to him, while the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 convictions have so far been recorded.


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