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Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Confirmed: Tunde Oladepo

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1999
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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.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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