A Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics at
Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Dr. Deji Adejobi has been killed by
Adejobi was killed at his residence located at the Dawn area, near Ife tollgate in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
to Adejobi’s gateman, the assailants trailed the deceased to the house
at exactly 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday evening and shot him twice after
shooting into the air to scare the residents of the community.
One of the children of the late lecturer, Oyin Adejobi, in an agonised voice narrated how her father was murdered in cold blood.
we finished our evening prayer at 10:05 p.m., dad drove into the
compound, and we overheard an argument between the gateman and some
strange people. I quickly looked from the window and I saw another black
car that entered our compound behind our dad’s car.
was querying the occupants of the other car but they hit him and ordered
him to lie down. The men in the black car came out before dad could
alight from his car and one of them shot into the air.
them advanced to dad’s car while others came inside, grandma started
begging those that came inside, suddenly, we heard gunshot twice from
the outside. The assailants left at 10:20 p.m. and took dad’s car away. I
overheard dad begging them that they should not take him away.
they left, we thought they took him away and we started praying for the
safety of dad without knowing that he had been killed. When the police
came, they saw his lifeless body amidst the flower,” Oyin explained as
The younger brother of the deceased who is also the
Public Relation Officer for Ogun State Police Command, Prince Olumuyiwa
Adejobi described the death of his brother as very pathetic.
Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Mrs
Folashade Odoro while confirming the incident said that the command had
commenced investigation into the matter and assured that the police
would fish out the killers.
The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju said the death of Dr Adejobi was very unfortunate.
Olanrewaju added that the management, members of staff and students of the university were very sad about the development.
“It is unfortunate that university lecturers have become the target of kidnappers, armed robbers and assassins,” he said.
Olanrewaju warned that the trend was dangerous for education system in the country.
Source: PM News