Gunmen kill varsity lecturer in Ago-Iwoye

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A lecturer at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, Dr Segun Onabanjo, was on Wednesday killed by an unknown assailants.

Onabanjo was a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology.

According to eyewitnesses, the assailants broke into his residence in Odomolasa area of Ilese-Ijebu at about 1a.m. on Wednesday, shot the lecturer and carted away some personal and household items.

Onabanjo’s corpse has since been deposited in an undisclosed mortuary.

When contacted on telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer of Ogun Police Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the killing of the lecturer and  said that the command was on the trail of the killers who escaped through a nearby bush.

“We are already working on some leads; the police engaged the criminals when they arrived at the scene and some were believed to have sustained injuries in the duel.

“We combed the area and found some blood stains which we hope will help in this case,” he said, adding that the police command is seriously investigating the case and the suspects will be brought to justice.

Adejobi called on medical doctors in the state to alert the command in case they noticed anyone with gunshot wounds in their hospitals.

Meanwhile, lecturers have resumed work at the university in compliance with the directive of the national secretariat of Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Students’ turn-out was still low as some were seen returning to the campus as at the time of filling this report.

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