Ago-Iwoye - Tragedy struck on Wednesday at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, when unknown assailants killed a lecturer, just as ASUU called off its five-month old strike.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victim, Dr Segun 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.
NAN learnt that the 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.
Adejobi said 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.
“The police command is seriously investigating this 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.