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Tears As Gunmen Kill Sowore In Edo



Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed Olajide, the younger brother of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, in Edo State.

In a post via his Facebook page, Sowore stated his younger brother was shot dead by the criminals near Okada town in the South-South state on Saturday morning.

According to the former presidential candidate, Olajide was coming back from school (Igbinedion University), where he is studying Pharmacy.

He wrote: “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 state where he is studying Pharmacy.

“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!”

“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.

“I travelled 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, a teenager who filed a ₦1 billion suit against the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has been arrested by the police.

The admission seeker, Chinedu Ifesinachi John had earlier challenged the joint examination board of altering his exams scores, Naija News understands.

According to the 19-year-old, he scored 380 in the last examination as against the 265 awarded to him by JAMB when his result was released.

After several complaints, the candidate and his father, John Ifenkpam approached an Enugu – based lawyer, Ikeazor Akaiwe, who wrote to JAMB for another opportunity for the boy to retake the examination and demanded ₦1 billion as damages.

The lawyer said in an official letter addressed to the board that the N1 billion was to cover for the physical and emotional trauma the boy had been through from being offered “two separate scores from 2019 – 2021.”

John repeatedly claimed that his UTME scores from 2019 till 2021 had been tampered with by the board.

Accusing the board of denying him the opportunity to study his desired course, medicine.

John, however, landed himself in trouble on Friday after he, his father and lawyers traveled down to Abuja from Enugu state following an invitation from the management of the board led by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.