September 04, (THEWILL) – The younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Founder of the #RevolutionNow Movement and Publisher of the online news medium, Sahara Reporters, Olajide, has been reported killed.
Omoyele himself announced the killing of Olajide Sowore in a FACEBOOK posting on Saturday.
Photographs and postings from Olajide’s FACEBOOK wall showed that he was married and had three children, two girls and a boy, the lastborn.
About 49 years old, Olajide was travelling from Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, where he was a student of Pharmacy, when he was allegedly shot dead by suspected herdsmen and kidnappers along the Ore-Benin Expressway.
No further details have been provided.
Olajide was one of the about 17 children of their father, a polygamist from Ese-Odo, Ondo State in South West Nigeria.
In his dirge, the Sahara Reporters Publisher wrote: “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 is studying Pharmacy.
“They snuffed out the life 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!”
There is not much about him on social media.
On FACEBOOK he is said to have 3,975 friends.
Some of them referred to him, as his brother did, as Doctor Mamiye, a reference to the fact that he ran a chemist, as photographs on FACEBOOK depicted him standing around shelves lined with packs of medicines.
Mamiye is the local slang meaning, “My child survives,” and may have sprouted from the efficacy of his prescriptions as a pharmacy owner, earning him from locals the sobriquet of “Doctor.”
On November 5, 2016, he wrote against his portrait, “The day I become CEO of Flomic Pharmacy and Super Stores.”
In confirmation of Omoyele’s tribute that the deceased modelled a personal genre of music, some photographs depicted Olajide singing against the backdrop of a live band.