Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
Tragedy struck on Tuesday when some assassins killed a lecturer in the department of Agricultural Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Dr. Deji Adejobi at his residence located at The-Dawn area, near Ife tollgate in Ile-Ife, Osun State. It was gathered that the assailants trailed the deceased to his house at 10pm and shot him twice after shooting into thin air to scare away residents.
Narrating how the sad event took place, one of the children of the late lecturer, Oyin Adejobi disclosed that her father was murdered in cold blood by the blood sucking assailants. Her words: “As we finished our evening prayer at 10:00pm, daddy drove into the compound.
Then I 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 together with dad’s car. “Our gateman 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. Two of them advanced to dad’s car while others came inside grandma started begging those that came inside. Suddenly, we had gunshot twice from the outside.
“The assailants left at 10:20 and took dad’s car away. I overheard dad begging them that they should not take him away. When they left, we thought they took him away and we started praying for his safety without knowing that he had been killed. When the police came, they saw his lifeless body in the flower.”
The younger brother of the deceased who is also the Public Relations Officer for Ogun State Police Command, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi described the death of his brother as very pathetic. Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Mrs Folashade Odoro said the command has commenced investigation into the matter and assured that the police would fish out the killers.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju has described the death of Adejobi as very unfortunate. He added that the management, staff and students of the university were very sad about it. Olanrewaju lamented that it was unfortunate that university lecturers have become the target of kidnappers, armed robbers and assassins saying that the trend is dangerous for education system in the country.