On Sunday, police headquarters in Oyo state confirmed that a popular Ibadan radio host, Mr. Titus Badejo, was killed by an unidentified gunman. DSP state police public relations officer Adewale Osifeso confirmed the incident in a text message sent to the Nigerian News Agency in Ibadan.
Badejo, the former host of Naija FM Ibadan, was killed by an unidentified gunman outside the 407 club in Ibadan’s Oluyole district around 11:30 pm on Saturday night. PPRO stated that an investigation is underway to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and arrest the attackers.
“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,” Osifeso said in the text.
A source who claimed to be anonymous told NAN that the deceased is usually called “Ejeanla”, which means “big fish” in English, and had been in the club with friends since 9:00 pm.
“When he was leaving with his friends in his car around 11.30pm, two masked men on a motorcycle suddenly stopped his car, wielding a gun and asked all of them to lie down.
“He was the only one shot by the gunmen who left immediately without taking anything or touching the other occupants of the car”, the source said.