BREAKING: Popular Journalist, Eja Nla Shot Dead In Ibadan

A former presenter and On-Air Personality (OAP) with Naija FM, Titus Badejo, popularly known as Eja Nla, was murdered outside 407 Club at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State, at about 11:30 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Before his death, Eja Nla, Born on 13th June 1987, Badejo had celebrated his 40th birthday, said to be his 40th, seven days ago.

A source said that the Ogbomoso indigene was killed around 11.30 pm at Oluyole area of Ibadan on Saturday.

It was gathered that two masked gunmen on a motorcycle shot the deceased who was with some of his friends.

Our correspondent learnt that the OAP, whose nickname is Eja Nla, had been in the club with his friends since 9.pm but was accosted around 11.30 pm while leaving the club

The death of the OAP is coming a week after he celebrated his 40th birthday.

Our correspondent learnt that the two masked men suddenly stopped, wielding guns and asking Badejo and his colleagues to lie down.

According to our report the unknown gunmen aimed at the OAP and shot him repeatedly before leaving.

They ensured that the OAP was dead before they left the scene without taking anything from him or his friends.

The policemen from Oluyole Division were said to have gone to the scene, from where his body was taken to the mortuary.

Reacting to the incident on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state ommand, Adewale Osifeso, told Newsmen that Titus was shot dead in front of a club in Oluyole Ibadan.

He said: “At about 0730hrs, Sunday 20th June 2021, One Damilola Afolabi ‘m’, Manager at Club 407, Oluyole Ibadan reported at Oluyole Divisional Police Headquarters that on Saturday 19th June, 2021 one Titus Badejo, Journalist and Freelance Disc Jockey with the club was shot outside the club premises by unknown assailants.

“However, comprehensive investigations are in top gear to unravel circumstances surrounding the incident and to apprehend the assailants.

“Verifiable updates would be provided soonest, pls