Unknown gunmen suspected to be assailants have killed Titus Badejo, a radio presenter with Naija 102.7FM.
Badejo was gunned down at a club in the Oluyole area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, at about 11:30 pm on Saturday.
The victim was leaving the club with some friends when he was attacked and shot dead by the gunmen, a source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“When he was leaving with his friends in his car around 11:30 pm, two masked men on a motorcycle suddenly stopped his car, wielding a gun and asked all of them to lie down,” the source was quoted as saying.
“He was the only one shot by the gunmen, who left immediately without taking anything or touching the other occupants of the car.”
Adewale Osifeso, the Public Relations Officer of the Oyo Police Command, confirmed the incident in a statement.
The police said investigations were in progress to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and to apprehend the assailants.
The statement read: “At about 0730hrs, Sunday 20th June 2021, One Damilola Afolabi ‘m’, Manager, at Club 407, Oluyole Ibadan, reported at the 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’s 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.”