The publisher of Sahara Reporters, an online news agency, and an ex-presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has narrated how kidnappers shot dead his brother in the Okada area of Edo State on Saturday.
According to him, Olajide was killed in the early hours of Saturday on his way from the Igbinedion University where he was studying Pharmacy.
In a tribute on his Facebook page, Sowore described his deceased brother who almost clocked 50 as an “out-of-the-box thinker”
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 sate 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 your 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!”
The Edo State Police Command confirmed the killing of Olajide by kidnappers around 6am on Saturday.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kontongs Bello, announced on Saturday that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at IUTH Mortuary, Okada.