From Tony Osauzo, Benin
The management of Igbinedion University has described the death of Olajide Felix Sowore, brother of media publisher/activist Omoyele Sowore, as an irreparable loss.
Sowore was murdered by kidnappers Saturday morning, September 4, while on his way from Okada to Benin.
A statement on the University’s website yesterday, read:
‘The Management, staff and students of Igbinedion University, Okada, received with a deep sense of loss the news of the unfortunate death of Mr Olajide Sowore, a 200-Level Pharmacy student of the university. Late Olajide died from gunshot injuries sustained after he ran into the hands of suspected kidnappers at Isiuwa Community, along the Lagos-Benin expressway on 4th September 2021.
‘Records available show that late Olajide, while a student, exhibited good conduct and excellent performance in his studies. He was such an amiable and mature gentleman, with lots of promise.
‘The entire University community mourns this great loss and also commiserates with the family of late Mr Sowore at this trying moment while praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.’