Thursday, December 19, 2013
Terrible: Suspected cultists shoot dead OOU lecturer
Ago-Iwoye, in Ijebu North area of Ogun State when a lecturer, Dr
Segun Onabanjo, was 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.
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
Adejobi appealed to residents to be careful in handling such crime
situation, saying they should be wary of showing off even if they have
He called on medical doctors in the state to alert the command in case
they notice anyone with gun wounds in their hospitals.
Read more: Vanguard Newspapers