Unknown gunmen on Monday killed a lecturer in the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Opeyemi Isaac Ajewole
The gunmen also escaped with his car.
He was 61 years old.
There is no evidence yet to suggest the motive behind the killing. Sources said he was killed while driving to his home at Moniya in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Policemen attached to Moniya Police Station were said to have recovered the body of the victim from the scene in a pool of his own blood. The corpse has also been deposited at Anatomy Unit of the University of Ibadan.
Ajewole’s car was reportedly taken away by the gunmen after he was shot dead by his killers.
The Principal Assistant Registrar, Public Communications, at the university, Mrs Joke Akinpelu, has confirmed the killing of Ajewole. Also, a friends of the deceased, Olukayode Ogunsanwo, also confirmed the death to journalists on Tuesday.
According to Akinpelu, “Yes, it is true. But we are not sure if it is armed robbers or hired assassins. He was killed yesterday (Monday). The incident happened yesterday(Monday).”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for Oyo State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said investigation has commenced on the incident, adding that the updates would be updated on the investigation.