The Edo State Police Command has released a statement confirming the the killing of Olajide Sowore, the brother to former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore.
WuzupNigeria reported that Olajide's death was first announced by the SaharaReporters Publisher, Omoyele, on Facebook.
However, according to The PUNCH, Olajide was killed by kidnappers around 6am on Saturday.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kontongs Bello, said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at IUTH Mortuary, Okada.
Speaking further, Bello revealed that at least five persons were also kidnapped along the Lagos-Benin Expressway as Olajide was shot dead.
The PPRO said, “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 shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide, male, a Pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
“His remains have been deposited at IUTH Mortuary Okada while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search and rescue operation is ongoing.”