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Brother Of Sahara Reporters Publisher Murdered

Omoyele Sowore's sibling was attacked while on his way from Igbinedion University, where he was studying Pharmacy.

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters and ex-presidential candidate, said an armed gang murdered his younger brother, Olajide Sowore, in the Okada area of Edo State, South-south Nigeria. 

The younger Sowore was attacked in the wee hours of Saturday, Sept. 4, while on his way from Igbinedion University, where he was studying Pharmacy.

“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!. However, this act in itself will not delay their day of justice,” Sowore said.

The older Sowore described his deceased brother, almost 50, as an “out-of-the-box thinker.”

“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 lived your life so that everyone could be alright, but now you are assassinated by everything that’s not alright!”

“Saddest day yet!”

The police could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.


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Aishat Babatunde

Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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