Tragedy struck on
Wednesday at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, when
unknown assailants killed a lecturer, just as ASUU called off its
five-month old strike. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the
victim, Dr Segun Onabanjo, was a senior lecturer at the Department of
Sociology.

According to eyewitnesses, the assailants broke into
his residence in Odomolasa area of Ilese-Ijebu at about 1a.m. on
Wednesday, shot the lecturer and carted away some personal and household
items. NAN learnt that the corpse has since bee

n deposited in an
undisclosed mortuary. When contacted on telephone, the Police Public
Relations Officer of Ogun Police Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed
the killing of the lecturer.

Adejobi said the command was 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.

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 “The police command is
seriously investigating this case and the suspects will be brought to
justice.’’ Adejobi called on medical doctors in the state to alert the
command in case they noticed anyone with gunshot wounds in their
hospitals. Meanwhile, lecturers have resumed work at the university in
compliance with the directive of the national secretariat of Academic
Staff Union of Universities. Students’ turn-out was still low as some
were seen returning to the campus as at the time of filling this report.

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