By Seyifunmi Odunuga
Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ) on Sunday charged Governor Seyi Makinde, CP. Ngozi Onadeko to fish out the killers of an Ibadan based on-air personality Titus Badejo, popularly known as Eja Nla.
The union in a statement signed by its Oyo State Chairman, Comrade Demola Babalola made available to the journalists in Ibadan stressed that killers of the Ibadan-based journalist, Titus Badejo must be arrested and brought to justice.
Describing the death of the Badejo as “one death too many for us in Oyo NUJ to comprehend”, the NUJ Chairman condemned the recent spate of senseless and avoidable killings in Ibadan, the state capital called on major stakeholders to ensure the security of lives and properties in the state are prioritised.
“Gone too soon! Ejanla. We mourn the untimely passing and gruesome murder of a journalist whose sad killing took place on Saturday at a Club in the Oluyole area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital. A very distinguished OAP, DJ and Sports presenter, Badejo’s killing is one death too many for us in Oyo NUJ to comprehend.
“The spate of senseless killings and avoidable deaths is worrisome and calls for concern of all discerning members of the public. It appears those who have scores to settle with one another, are using the rising insecurity in the State to perpetrate killings of monumental dimension.
“Under the cover of darkness, the assailants snuffed life out of a bubbling young man and cut short his precious life! What a cruel life? May your assailants never know peace. May the wrath of God descends on them wherever they are hibernating.
“We use this opportunity to once again, call on the authorities; the Governor, CP and others to fish out killers of deceased journalist and others mowed down in their primes in recent times.”
Badejo, who celebrated his 40th birthday recently, was reportedly killed at a popular nightclub in the Oluyole area of Ibadan on Saturday.