Suspected assassins murder OAU varsity teacher

Obafemi Awolowo UniversityOgun magistrate’s killer gets death sentence 

A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife in Osun State, Dr. Deji Adejobi has been killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night at his residence.

The late Dr. Adejobi of the Department of Agricultural Economics in the university was reportedly trailed to his residence located at “The-Dawn” area, near the Ile-Ife end tollgate on Ibadan –Ife Expressway.

According to the victim’s gateman, the assailants trailed the deceased to the house at about 10.10 pm on Tuesday evening and shot him twice after shooting into the air ostensibly to scare residents of the community.

One of the children of the late lecturer, Oyin Adejobi, recounted how her father was brutally murdered in cold blood, saying his killers rebuffed all entreaties to spare his life.

She said, “As we finished our evening prayer at 10:05 pm, dad drove into the compound. Then I overheard an argument between the gateman and some strange people. I quickly looked from the window and I saw another black car that entered our compound together with dad’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 dad 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 to beg those that came inside. Suddenly, we had gunshot twice from outside.

“The assailants left at 10:20pm and took dad’s car away. I overheard my dad begging them that they should not take him away. When they left, we thought they took him away and we started praying for his safety without knowing that he had been killed. When the police came, they saw his lifeless body,” Oyin said.

The younger brother of the deceased who is the Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Police Command, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, described the death of his brother as pathetic and unexpected.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Osun State Police Command, Mrs. Folashade Odoro, while confirming the incident said the Command had commenced investigation into the matter and assured that the police would arrest the killers soon.

The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, described Dr. Adejobi’s death as unfortunate. He added that the management, staff and students of the institution were sad about the development.

Magistrate’s killer sentenced to death .Meanwhile, the houseboy who was charged with the murder of a senior magistrate in Ogun State, David Idah, was yesterday sentenced to death by hanging.

The victim, Olufunmilayo Timeyin, was murdered at her residence in Abeokuta, the state capital in March 2014.

The sentence was delivered by Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of an Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta. The court found 26 year-old Idah guilty of murdering the retired magistrate.

Idah was reported to have on March 28, last year cut off the head of the deceased and escaped, but members of the vigilance group in the area arrested him in a nearby bush.

Counsel to Idah, Barrister Felix Dalley’s plea for leniency could not save his client who was first arraigned on April 7 on a one-count charge of unlawful killing, which contravened Sections 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

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