A lecturer at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Dr Segun Onabanjo, has been shot dead by suspected cultists.
Onabanjo who until his death was a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology in the university, was said to have been killed by the assailants who stormed his residence in Odomolasa area of Ilese-Ijebu and broke into his home at about 1:00 a.m.
He was said to be shouting “bring me my gun” to his kids while his assailants tried to break into his house. They eventually found their way in and killed him.
His body had since been desposited at the mortuary.
Confirming the killing, State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi said the command was on the trail of the suspected killers who escaped through a nearby bush and would do everything possible to bring them to justice.
Adejobi said some of the suspects sustained injuries in the gun duel and urged members of the public to promptly report anybody found with bullet wounds to security agents.
“The incident was quite unfortunate. The police command is seriously investigating this case and the suspects would be brought to justice.
“We are already working on some leads; the police combed the area and found blood stains at the back of the house of the lecturer. The police traced the blood and hopefully, it will help in this case,” he said.
Adejobi appealed to residents to be careful in handling such crime situation, saying they should be wary of showing off even if they have firearms.
He also called on medical doctors in the state to alert the command, in case they notice anyone with gun wounds in their hospitals.