By Henry Odeh
Following the murder of popular Ibadan based journalist and radio Disc Jockey (DJ), Titus Badejo otherwise called ‘Eja Nla’ by unknown gunmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State Police Command has said that investigations have commenced to unravel circumstances surrounding his death and to apprehend whoever is culpable.
The Oyo State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Adewale Osifeso, confirmed this to sunrisebulletin at the early hour of Sunday 20th of June adding that investigations will be comprehensive.
“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,” DSP Osifeso said.
Titus Badejo was on Saturday night reportedly murdered by yet to be identified gunmen in Oluyoye area of Ibadan.
Badejo who worked with both Space and Naija fm at separate periods in Ibadan died few days after he celebrated his 40th Birthday.
He was reportedly shot by unknown assailants outside 407 Club at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State, at about 11:30 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Eja Nla as the deceased was nicknamed was reported to have been in the club with some of his friends since 9pm and was attacked when he was about leaving around 11:30pm
It was however, gathered that none of his personal items was taken by the assailants after reportedly shooting him multiple times.
His body has been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital Mortuary, Ring Road, Ibadan.