A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr. Deji Adejobi, was killed on Tuesday evening by suspected assassins.
It was gathered that the gunmen trailed the Agricultural Economics lecturer to his house at The Dawn area, near Ife tollgate at 10 pm.
According to Adejobi’s security guard, the deceased was shot twice at close range.
Narrating how her father was killed, his daughter, Oyin, said: “We finished our evening prayer at 10:05 pm, my dad drove into the compound.
“Then I overheard an argument between the guard and some strange people.
“I looked out from the window and I saw that another black car had entered our compound.
“Our guard questioned the occupants but they hit him and ordered him to lie down.
“The men in the black car came out before my dad alighted from his car and one of them shot into the air. Two of them went to his car; the others came inside. “Grandma started begging those who came inside. Suddenly, we heard gunshots outside.
“The assailants left at 10:20 pm and took dad’s car away. I overheard dad begging them that they should not take him away. When they left, we thought they had taken him away and we started praying for his safety without knowing that he had been killed. When the police came, they saw his body in the flower bed.”
The deceased’s younger brother, who is the spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, described his death as pathetic.
The spokesman for the Osun State Police Command, Mrs. Folashade Odoro, said the command had begun investigation.