The Olabisi Onabanjo University community headed by the vice-chancellor, Prof. Saburi Adesanya (pictured) is in a mourning mood following the killing of a don by suspected armed robbers on Wednesday.
The victim, Dr. Segun Onabanjo, was a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology.
According to eyewitnesses, the assailants broke into the deceased’s residence in Odomolasa area of Ilese-Ijebu at about 1a.m. on Wednesday, shot the lecturer and ran away with some personal and household items.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Ogun Police Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the killing of the lecturer and he also said that the Police are 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.
He called on medical doctors in the state to alert the command in case they noticed anyone with gunshot wounds in their hospitals.
He added that some of the robbers escaped with bullet wounds, thereby calling on members of the public to alert the police in case they found anyone with bullet wounds.
The PPRO described the situation as unfortunate and appealed to residents to report any suspicious movements of people to the police.
He also sympathized with the family of the deceased, assuring that the command would arrest the fleeing armed men.