A gospel artiste and music producer based in Akure, Ebenezer Ayeni, popularly known as Heben, has been confirmed dead after he was allegedly shot by armed robbers at his residence a week to his wedding.
The Higher National Diploma II student of Music Department at the Polytechnic, Ibadan, was shot in his Apete apartment.
It was learnt that the armed robbers after collecting his belongings shot him at close range.
Ayeni was supposed to get married next Saturday in Ibadan before the incident happened.
The talented deceased was a voice tutor and also had a studio in his name where he produced music in Ibadan.
Ayeni, who was also his school department’s fellowship president, was rejected by doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), where they demanded a police report before treating him.
According to his friends, Ayeni struggled for over three hours before he died as there was no doctor to attend to him.
A close friend of the deceased explained that Heben was rushed to University College Hospital (UCH) but he was not attended to because he could not provide a police report.
“We rushed him University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State and the medical personnel demanded a police report before he could be attended to after we explained that he was shot by armed robbers. Then we rushed him to a private hospital —J-Rapha Hospital and they also refused to treat him without a police report.
Meanwhile, many of the deceased’s friends have taken to social media to express anger at the incident. One of the friends confirmed that Heben was set to get married.
One of his friends, MC ShayorComedian, wrote
”Man of God like I used to call you, Ebenezer Ayeni NIGERIA HAS HAPPEN TO YOU TOO AND MY HEART BLEEDS.
Your Government has failed you
UCH has failed you
NIGERIA has failed you
I was still discussing with Bishop Shane Anifowose Oluwasinaayomi How we will dance and spray you money next week Saturday
Your wedding clothe that I bought is ready.. I spoke with your wife to be she said I told her I was coming on Wednesday and I said yes.. said I should wake u up for her…… Baba wake up oo will still believe in miracle and God still answers prayers u can still wake up to surprise us.How do you want the young ones you are gathering and putting on the right path to feel?
How do u want Bolarinwa Kehinde Ajipe feel who will feel that space you occupied in her Heart?
And to all Nigeria youth out there na once person dey die, at this point I don’t care what happens to me again, as long as it won’t happen to my next generation let me do the fighting now and die and nothing happens to the people coming behind me #UchFailedUs #jraphahospitalfailedus #nigeriafailedus #Mcshayorsayyourmind
Eben you can still wake up, my eye is full of tears right now and I can’t control my self