A former presenter with Naija FM, Titus Badejo, popularly known as Eja Nla, was murdered outside 407 Club at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State, at about 11:30 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Eja Nla, who had been at the club from about 9pm, was leaving with some friends, when two masked men riding on a motorcycle suddenly stopped, wielding guns and asking all of them to lie down.
Thereafter, they reportedly aimed at Eja Nla, shooting him repeatedly before leaving, after ensuring that he was dead, without taking anything from him or his friends.
Before his murder, Eja Nla had celebrated his birthday, said to be his 40th, a week ago.
An Ogbomoso indigene, he was said to have gathered other indigenes in the town on his birthday, holding an elaborate programme by Eja Nla Entertainment, tagged ‘Made in Ogbomoso,’ to celebrate the birthday event.
Policemen from Oluyole Division were said to have gone to the scene, from where his body was taken to the mortuary at Adeoyo Hospital, Ring Road.
Eja Nla was also said to be an actor in Yoruba movies, as he had posted on being at a location with popular actors such as Femi Adebayo and others.