Lodge graduated from one of the universities in Oghara, Delta State, and was serving in Imo State.
He returned home after celebrating the Easter break with friends when masked men shot him dead.
According to reports “he was standing outside that night with a teenager at about 11 p.m., checking his phone when the gunmen suddenly emerged and shot him thrice.
“They took his mobile phone, removed the SIM and memory cards before destroying the phone and disappearing into the night.”
The teenager, who was with him at the time, hid underneath a car parked close by.
All efforts to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, were futile as calls to his phone were not going through.
However, a police source confirmed the story in Oghara and added that “his parents reported the case to us and Toju’s body has been deposited in the morgue.”