Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has commiserated with Omoyele Sowore over the death of his brother Olajide Sowore .
In a statement, Governor Obaseki assured that the state government would work with relevant security agencies to investigate the incident, noting that efforts would be intensified to bring the culprits to book.
“I commiserate with the Sowore family and the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, over the death of his brother, Olajide Sowore.
“The news of Olajide’s death is heartbreaking and we will make all efforts to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.
“On behalf of the people and Government of Edo State, I condole with the Sowore family and pray that God will grant all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
The immediate younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters co-publisher and human rights activist, was killed by gunmen in Edo State.
A Pharmacy student of the Igbinedion University, Okada, Olajide, was reportedly killed near the town.
Sowore confirmed this in a pathetic Facebook post on Saturday. The activist said his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen or kidnappers.
“My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore, was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo State by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he was studying Pharmacy. They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr Mamiye! This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.
“I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!
“You, Mr Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy. You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.
“You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created your own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!
“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! Saddest day yet!”