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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Omoyele Sowore Loses Younger Brother To Kidnappers

Minister Of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, Vows To Ensure Police Arrest Killers Of Olajide 

               •Slain Olajide Sowore

By Mick Oseji, Asaba

The publisher of Sahara reporters and presidential candidate in the last general elections, Omoyele Sowore, has lost his younger brother, Olajide Sowore, to people suspected to be herdsmen/Kidnappers.

Olajide Sowore, a Pharmacy student at the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, was reportedly shot dead on Saturday by kidnappers around 6am along the Lagos-Benin Expressway also in Edo State.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kontongs Bello, confirmed the unfortunate incident to newsmen saying the remains of the deceased had been deposited at Igbinedion University (IUTH) Mortuary, Okada.

According to Bello, Olajide Sowore was killed when gunmen kidnapped about five persons.

“This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons and in the process shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide male a Pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.

“His remains have been deposited at IUTH Mortuary Okada while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search and rescue operation is ongoing,” the police Spokesman said.

Reacting, grieving Omoyele Sowore announced this on his facebook page, describing his brother as “an out-of-the-box thinker” who decided to go back to school when he was about clocking 50.

He stated : "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 sate 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 you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50! 

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

Meanwhile, the minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has assured that  he and other compatriots will pressurise law-enforcement agents to track down the killers of Olajide Sowore.

The minister stated this in a condolence letter to the activist on Saturday.

In his condolence letter, Keyamo urged the ex-presidential candidate to take heart and remain committed to helping the nation find a lasting solution to the challenges confronting the nation.

“It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements.

“Myself and other compatriots would be pressurising the law-enforcement agents to track down these killers without delay and bring them to justice. This, and many others around the country, must be checkmated with all arsenals at our disposal.

“I urge you to take heart and remain committed to helping the nation find a lasting solution to some of these numerous challenges,” the minister wrote.

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