Journalists Killed  |  Nigeria

Tunde Oladepo

The Guardian

February 26, 1998, in Abeokuta, Nigeria

Oladepo, a senior correspondent with The Guardian newspaper of Lagos, was murdered by five masked gunmen, who entered his home early in the morning and shot him to death in front of his wife and children. Nothing was removed from Oladepo's residence, ruling out robbery as a motive. Oladepo was until recently bureau chief of The Guardian's state office in Ogun and was covering political affairs. Co-workers believe he was murdered because of his work as a journalist.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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