Babcock University Mourns Professor Murdered in Kidnapping


Babcock University is in mourning after the tragic death of Professor Yinka Olomojobi, a beloved professor of human rights and gender law, who was kidnapped and murdered last Friday, April 19th.


In a statement signed by Director, Communication and Marketing, Dr Joshua Suleiman , Prof. Olomojobi was abducted between 8 pm and 9 pm along Iperu-Sagamu Road, just outside of Iperu, Ogun State. The university community is devastated by this sudden and senseless loss.

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The statement detailed that  Nigerian Police Force is currently investigating the crime. Law enforcement, along with the Ogun State government, are searching for the perpetrators and have increased security presence throughout the area.


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Professor Olomojobi, who began his teaching career at Babcock University in 2011, was known for his dedication to his students and his passion for the law. He earned his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Ogun State University and his Masters and PhD from the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University in England.



“Professor Olomojobi was a vibrant personality who gave his all to imparting knowledge and empowering young people,” said Babcock University’s Director of Communication and Marketing, Joshua Suleiman. “The university commiserates with his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.”


The university has assured students, parents, faculty, and staff that they are working closely with law enforcement and local security agencies to ensure the safety of everyone on campus and in the surrounding area.

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