The authorities of management of Babcock University in Ogun have mourned Yinka Olomojobi, a law professor killed by gunmen on Friday.


Olomojobi, a professor of human rights law and gender, was shot dead while resisting abduction.

The gunmen, dressed in black attires, shot the professor at Ajadeh Event Centre in Iperu and abducted two people in the community.

Babcock, in a statement on Monday by Joshua Suleiman, its director of communication and marketing, described Olomojobi’s demise as “a great loss to the university”.


“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 statement reads.

“The tragic incident occurred in Iperu town between 8 pm and 9 pm last Friday, April 19, 2024, along Iperu-Sagamu Road, 8 kilometres from the Ilisan-Remo campus, and 3 kilometres from the Iperu campus of Babcock University, Ogun State.

“This 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 statement said the law enforcement agencies in conjunction with the Ogun 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,” it added.

“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.”


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