Omoyele Sowore’s younger brother, Olajide Sowore, has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from school.
“Dr Mamiye” according to his brother is a Pharmacy student at the Igbinedion University in Edo state.
He had earlier dropped out of school to explore the world of music until he decided to return to school after he “almost turned 50!”.
The former presidential aspirant in a mourning statement said; “I have VERY SAD NEWS! 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 report.
The police said the deceased was shot dead by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday.
Spokesman for the police command in the state, Bello Kontongs, in a terse voice said: “In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.”
According to Kontongs, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital (IUTH).
“Good morning all. This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons.
“And in the process, they shot dead one, Sowore Felix Olajide, male, a pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
“His remains has been deposited at IUTH mortuary, Okada, while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnapped victims.
“Search and rescue operations are ongoing,” he added.