IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships, 2019

Four Bodies Found In Soakaway In Ikorodu Area Of Lagos State

The Lagos State Police Command, on Thursday, exhumed four bodies dumped in a septic tank in #Ikorodu for autopsy.
The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement that the bodies were recovered following a report of two Bureau-de-Change, operators who went missing on March 14.

“On March 14 at about 5.30p.m., some unidentified persons approached one Alhaji Yakubu Musa and Alhaji Hassan Umaru and informed them that they have a relation who returned from overseas and need to sell $10,000.

They initially requested that payment will be made in a bank at Ikorodu but on getting to the bank, the suspects moved the operators to an unknown destination and started demanding for ransom from their friends and relatives.

Despite paying the sum of N1,600,000 as ransom, the abductors refused to release the victims and nothing more was heard from them. The victims phones remained switched off.

After an in depth investigation, operatives from SARS arrested three suspects, namely; Oluwatosin Olanrewaju, Mayowa Olawuni a.k.a General and Babatunde Idris a.k.a Aloma.

The suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and led operatives to their den at Ikorodu where they dumped the corpses in a septic tank.

Two locally-made single barrel guns with five live cartridges, one locally made gun with three ammunition, one locally-made revolver pistol with three live ammunition, one cutlass, one axe and some charms were recovered from them.

Investigation revealed that the suspects had at various times used an abandoned company as their den, where all their targets are killed and dumped in the sceptic tank,” he said.

Four decomposed bodies were recovered from the septic tank for autopsy. The suspects confessed to have killed two rival cult members and dumped them in the septic tank before killing the two BDC operators.

Brief description:

For 2019/20, IOE is offering Centenary Masters Scholarships for students who plan to work either in their home country, or another, to improve the circumstances of disadvantaged, excluded or underachieving citizens.

Host Institution(s):

Institute of Education, University College London in UK

Field(s) of study:

Full-time Taught Master’s Degree programmes offered at UCL Institute of Education

Please note that online courses are not eligible for these scholarships.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Students from low or lower-middle income country

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Scholarships will cover full tuition fees and 1-year accommodation at International Students House. Please note that these scholarships do not cover subsistence in London, travel, or any other costs.


Candidates should:

  • • be citizens and residents of a low or middle income country with a GNI not higher than $8000 per capita (as per the World Bank GNI per capita classification tables)
  • • have an offer to study a full time masters degree in London at the UCL Institute of Education (October 2019 start).
  • • Not have studied or lived in the UK before.


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