A lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Dr. Deji Adejobi, was on Tuesday night trailed home and killed by suspected assassins in his residence at The Dawn area, near the toll gate, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Information gathered from his gateman explains how the assailants trailed him to his house at exactly 10:10p.m on Tuesday and shot him twice.
The daughter of the deceased, Oyin Adejobi, in her recount said: “As we finished our evening prayer at 10:05p.m., daddy drove into the compound.
“Then, I overheard an argument between the gateman and some strange people. I looked out 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 outside.
“The assailants left at 10:20p.m. and took daddy’s car away. I overheard daddy begging them that they should not take him away. We thought he was kidnapped.
“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 flowerbed.”
The younger brother of the deceased, who is also the Public Relations Officer for Ogun State Police Command, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, described the death of his brother as very pathetic.
While confirming the incident, the Osun Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folashade Odoro, revealed that the command had commenced investigation into the matter and assured that the police would apprehend the murders.