Babcock University mourns law Prof killed by gunmen

The Babcock University administration regrets to announce the loss of Prof. Yinka Olomojobi, a professor of human rights law and gender law to suspected kidnappers.
The tragic incident occurred in Iperu town between 8pm and 9pm last Friday, April 19, 2024 along Iperu-Sagamu Road, 8 kilometres from Ilisan-Remo campus, and 3 kilometres from Iperu campus of Babcock University, Ogun State.

In a statement Director, Communication and Marketing of the University Dr Joshua Suleiman said the incident came as a rude shock to the entire university community, which has been thrown into mourning.

The Nigeria Police Force is investigating the act of utmost savagery by these suspected kidnappers. The law enforcement agencies in conjunction with the Ogun State government are reportedly on the trail of the perpetrators and more men and women of the security agencies have been deployed to ensure the maximum safety of lives and property in the entire axis of the state.

Prof. Olomojobi, who began his career in Babcock University on April 1, 2011, was a vibrant personality who gave his all to imparting knowledge and empowering young people of the university where he taught.

He had his Bachelor’s degree in Law: (LLB) from the Ogun State University, (1985 -1990) and his Masters and doctoral degree programmes (2006 – 2010) from the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University, England respectively.

The university commiserates with his family, friends, faculty, staff, and students at this time of grief and prays for God’s comfort and courage to bear the loss.

We assure all our stakeholders- students, parents, host community, faculty and staff that Babcock University will continue to collaborate with all government security and local vigilance agencies to ensure the maximum protection of lives and property within and around the university environment.

The partnership with our stakeholders over the years has yielded positive outcomes, and we will continue to explore greater collaborative endeavours to ensure a safer, learning, and living space for all.

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