Bayo Ohu

Journalist, Person

1964 –


Who is Bayo Ohu?

Ogunbayo Ayanlola Ohu, known as Bayo Ohu, was a Nigerian journalist. Ohu worked as the assistant news editor for The Guardian, an independent daily newspaper published in Nigeria.

Ohu was born on June 18, 1964. He attended elementary school at the Local Authority Primary School in Iseyin, Oyo State. Ohu next enrolled at Progressive Grammar School in Ado-Awaye, which he completed in 1976. He finally completed his education at The Polytechnic in Ibadan between 1988 until 1990.

Ohu was hired as a reporter by The Guardian, a daily newspaper based in Lagos, in 1991. He worked for the newspaper as a state correspondent in Kastina state in northern Nigeria. Following his time in Katsina, Ohu was promoted to assistant news editor. He later returned to covering Nigerian politics for The Guardian.

Ohu was shot and killed at his home in Lagos, on the morning of Sunday, September 20, 2009. Five assailants were believed to have attacked Ohu, stealing his laptop and cell phone. Police initially believed that Ohu's murder was part of a robbery, though Ohu's work at The Guardian is now the suspected motive for his killing.

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Jun 18, 1964
  • Nigeria
Jan 29, 2023

on July 23, 2013


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