UPDATED: Unknown Gunmen Kill Popular Ogbomoso Born OAP, Titus Badejo ‘Eja Nla’, in Ibadan

A former presenter and On Air Personality (OAP) with Naija FM, Titus Badejo, popularly known as Eja Nla, has been killed by unknown gunmen on Saturday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, the Oyo State Police Command have confirmed

He was killed outside 407 Club at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State, at about 11:30 pm.

News reports say that Eja Nla, who had been at the club from about 9pm, was leaving with some friends, when two masked men riding on a motorcycle suddenly stopped, wielding guns and asking all of them to lie down.

Thereafter, they reportedly aimed at Eja Nla, shooting him repeatedly before leaving, after ensuring that he was dead, without taking anything from him or his friends.

Before his murder, Eja Nla had celebrated his birthday, said to be his 40th, a week ago.

Being an Ogbomoso indigene, he was said to have gathered other indigenes in the town on his birthday, holding an elaborate programme by Eja Nla Entertainment, tagged ‘Made in Ogbomoso,’ to celebrate the birthday event.

On hearing of the incident policemen from Oluyole Division were said to have gone to the scene, from where his body was taken to the mortuary at Adeoyo Hospital, Ring Road.

A statement issued on Sunday by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said the Manager of Club 407, Damilola Afolabi reported the killing of Badejo at Ouluyole Divisional Police Headquarters on Sunday morning.

The statement read: “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,pls,”

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