Slain Nigerian Journalist, Bayo Ohu Interred

NIGERIA – Even in death, the Guardian Assistant News Editor Politics, Bayo Ohu stood tall as his remains were interred in his undeveloped personal house site in his Ado-Awaye, Iseyin Local Govern-ment area of Oyo State.
His family rationalised that the choice of the site for his house in the community was agreed upon to remind them of his existence though he was dead and to jolt them to ensure that his wish for a personal house was actualised.

His killers if they were around could not but blame themselves for undertaking the murderous assignment. He was his community’s hero as the high and the low thronged Ebenezer Baptist Church venue of his funeral service to pay their last respect to him. Elderly women openly wept and rendered his lineage dirges to bid him farewell.

The convoy bearing his casket snailed into the sleepy community at exactly 12.50pm with a stop over at his family’s Asa-Oye Ogunleke Compound where traditional rites were held closed door.
He was thereafter taken to the church for the funeral service where the presiding cleric, Rev. Emmanuel Gbadegesin, in his sermon, titled: ‘Be prepared for the special day’, urged grieving Ohu’s relations, family members and colleagues not to cry for deceased again because his works on earth had qualified him for the heavenly home.

Gbadegesin admonished the  family and friends of Ohu to trust in God as their comforter, as “there is time for everything”
It was tears all round as even older men and women in appreciation of the contribution of the slain journalist to the education and general welfare of their children cried bitterly raining curses on the perpetrators of his gruesome death .

The Guardian’s Assistant News Editor and political reporter, Bayo Ohu, was shot dead in his apartment yesterday in Egbeda, a Lagos suburb. Ohu was just getting set to attend Church service after seeing off his wife, Ochuko, and sister-in-law, to the early morning service when the gunmen came knocking on his door at about 6.52 a.m.

According to eye-witnesses, the five or six men came in a white Toyota Camry saloon car, wearing white flowing gowns with matching skull caps. They made no attempt to enter any other apartment in the four-flat house. Ohu heard a knock on his door and as he opened the front door to ask who was knocking, the gunmen hit him with a volley of bullets. His blood made a huge splash all over the door. He staggered back into the house screaming for help, but his assailants followed him inside and rained more bullets into him.


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