Members of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, community are still yet to come to terms with the assassination of one of their own, Dr. Deji Adejobi.
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Dr. Deji Adejobi, a lecturer in the department of Agricultural Economics of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), was on Tuesday night killed by suspected assassins at his Ile-Ife residence.
Adejobi, a lecturer in the department of Agricultural Economics of the institution, was on Tuesday night killed by suspected assassins at his Ile-Ife residence.
According to reports quoting the deceased's gateman, the assailants had trailed Adejobi to his house at exactly 10:10pm.
They then shot him twice before escaping in his car.
One of the late dons’ children, Oyin Adejobi, narrated the gruesome killing.
“As we finished our evening prayer at 10:05 pm, Daddy drove into the compound. Then I overheard an argument between the gateman and some strange people," Oyin said.
"I quickly looked from the window and I saw another black car that entered our compound together with Daddy’s car. Our gateman was querying the occupants of the other car but they hit him and ordered him to lie down.
“The men in the black car came out before daddy could alight from his car and one of them shot into the air. Two of them advanced to dad’s car while others came inside.
"Grandma started begging those that came inside to spare our lives. Suddenly, we heard gunshot twice from the outside.
“The assailants left at 10:20 and took daddy’s car away. I overheard daddy begging them that they should not take him away. When they left, we thought they took him away and we started praying for the safety of daddy without knowing that he had been killed.
"When the police came, they saw his lifeless body in the flower."
The Osun State Police Command Police Public Relation Officer, Folashade Odoro, confirmed the killing.
She said investigation has commenced and assured that the police would find the late lecturer's killers.
Rest in peace Dr Deji Adejobi.
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