In a shocking incident that has rocked the University of Ibadan (UI) and the entire Oyo State community, Professor Opeyemi Ajewole, a renowned expert in Social and Environmental Forestry, was brutally killed by unidentified gunmen on Monday night in the state capital, Ibadan.
According to reports, Prof. Ajewole was attacked while driving home, leaving the academic community in deep sorrow and disbelief.
A fellow lecturer at UI, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed the tragic incident, revealing that Prof. Ajewole was shot and his vehicle was forcefully taken from him. The loss of such a brilliant mind and dedicated scholar has left a profound impact on the university community.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, acknowledged the incident and assured the public that a thorough investigation is underway. Updates on the investigation will be provided as soon as possible.
The senseless killing of Prof. Ajewole has sent shockwaves throughout the academic community and beyond, highlighting the need for increased security measures to protect the lives of citizens and ensure a safe environment for all.
As investigations progress, authorities are urged to expedite efforts to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime and bring them to justice.