Gunmen kill UI professor, abscond with his car



The Oyo state police command has confirmed the death of Opeyemi Ajewole, a professor of social and environmental forestry at the University of Ibadan (UI).


Adewale Osifeso, the police command’s spokesperson, told NAN on Tuesday that there is an ongoing investigation into the matter.


It is understood that the professor was killed by suspected gunmen on his way home on Monday night.


“The matter is under investigation. Updates would be provided accordingly,” Osifeso was quoted to have said.


A lecturer at the institution, who preferred anonymity, also told NAN that the assailants took away the professor’s car after killing him.


“It is true, he was killed last night while returning home. They shot him and took his car away,” the source said.


The varsity is yet to speak on the issue as of the time of filling this report.


The development comes amid concerns over rising insecurity across various states in the country.


In March, Felix Akpan, a professor of political science at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), was also found dead in his apartment.


Irene Ugbo, the Cross River police command spokesperson, had said Akpan’s body was discovered with multiple stab wounds in his apartment in Calabar, the state capital.


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