Najeebat Sule was 24 years old Najeebat Sule and Ph.D. student, on March 12th she was shot dead while sitting in the car in front of her home in Philadelphia.
This incident shook her family and made her parents hide out of fear for their lives, the shooting occurred on March 12th around 6 pm just steps away from her residence in the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue.
Its been three weeks after her death still, the police have not found a motive and have made no arrests, many are questioning police integrity on this case. Furthermore, Sule’s family and friends searching for answers.
Sule’s close friend Habibat Magaji told in an interview that ‘I can’t think of anything that would make anyone want to kill her.’ Sule on March 12th was sitting in her gray Toyota Corolla, exchanging test messages with Magaji and from nowhere an unidentified man walked up to the vehicle with a gun drawn and shot her several times.
Sule’s father Adewale Sule, heard the gunfire and said ‘I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round and I pursued him,’ said the father. ‘He ran back to his car.’ Later, the father said Sule was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead.
She is survived by her parents and two sisters, her father’s name is Adewale Sule and there is not much information about her mother and siblings.
In the early 2000s, her family immigrated to Philadelphia from their native Nigeria. Talking about her education, Sule earned a Master’s degree in public health from West Chester University and was pursuing a doctorate.
Besides this, she has crowned a second runner-up at the Miss Nigeria International pageant in 2019. pageant organizers wrote on Facebook ‘Queen Najibat was an amazing young lady whose presence at the Miss Nigerian beauty pageant left a great ripple that continues to resonate,’ and added ‘She was a breath of fresh air and her presence added a distinct touch that made the event memorable. She carried herself with great dignity and grace and her strength of character and approachability made her such a joy to work with.’
On Instagram, she boasts 3k followers and regularly uploads pictures of fashionable outfits and accessories.
How old was she? She was 24 years old during her time of death.