by Akintomiwa Agbaje
A lecturer at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State was shot and killed by suspected cultists who broke into his home in the early hours of the wednesday morning.
Dr Segun Onabanjo, a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology, was killed in his home located at Odomolasa area of Ilese-Ijebu yesterday.
The assailants who stormed his residence forced their way in at about 1:00 a.m.
The Vanguard reports:
Vanguard gathered that while his assailants were attempting to break into his house, he was reportedly shouting “e bami gbe ibon mi (kindly bring me my gun)” to his kids and relatives in an attempt to scare away the armed men.
The gunmen eventually, in the wee hours, shot the lecturer dead and carted away some personal items.
It was learnt that the body of the deceased had been desposited at the mortuary.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the killing, saying 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.
The police spokesman 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 called on medical doctors in the state to alert the command in case they notice anyone with gun wounds in their hospitals.