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Ẹja-Ńlá Murder: Oyo Police Begins Investigation

Former presenter and On Air Personality (OAP) with Naija FM, Titus Badejo, popularly known as Eja Nla, has been allegedly killed outside 407 Club at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State, at about 11:30 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Radio Nigeria gathered that Eja Nla, who had been at the club from about 9pm, was leaving with some friends, when two masked men riding on a motorcycle suddenly stopped, wielding guns and asking all of them to lie down.

Thereafter, they reportedly aimed at Eja Nla, shooting him repeatedly before leaving, after ensuring that he was dead, without taking anything from him or his friends.

Before his murder, Eja Nla had celebrated his birthday, said to be his 40th, a week ago.

An Ogbomoso indigene, he was said to have gathered other indigenes in the town on his birthday, holding an elaborate programme by Eja Nla Entertainment, tagged “Made in Ogbomoso”, to celebrate the birthday event.

On hearing the incident, policemen from Oluyole Division were said to have gone to the scene, from where his body was taken to the mortuary at Adeoyo Hospital, Ring Road.

Eja Nla was also said to be an actor in the Yoruba section of Nollywood, as he had posted on being at a location with popular actors such as Femi Adebayo and others.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police, Oyo State Command, has confirmed the murder of Eja Ńlá.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident, said investigations were ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and to apprehend the assailants.

Abisola Oluremi

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