Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
DETAILS have emerged on how Professor Opeyemi Isaac Ajewole was killed in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria by suspected hired assassins.
The Professor of Social and Environmental Forestry was gunned down by yet-to-be-identified gunmen Monday night.
He was said to be returning from the UI Staff Club to his residence at Orogun when the gunmen waylaid him when he was about entering the gate of his house.
Stonix News gathered that he was shot in his car and driven to Moniya in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state where he was abandoned in the pool of his blood.
A tweep, @TunmiseAJ, tweeted Tuesday morning explaining what happened to the prof the previous night.
“Some guys tried to rob my uncle around Orogun last night, those bastards shot and killed him. He was a professor at U.I.
They “shot him in the head in front of his gate, drove and dropped him on the express (Ibadan – Oyo expressway) and they went away with his car. Why are people wicked?’ he queried.
Popularly called Iroko, he was described as a jovial, lovely and very generous personality.
One of his school mates at UI, Pastor Silas, expressed great shock at the gruesome killing of the don.
“O my God! Someone asked on this platform if I was in their class the other time. Of course not. But we were so close.
“A sturdy, Ìrókò of a guy but has a gentle and resilient heart. Bearish embrace and firm handshake with those big hands.
“At a point, we used to attend the same parish in Agbowó UI when I was in Ibadan and had so much in common, he was also a fellow Jaycee.
“He was generous to a fault. I used to call him my Chairman and Prof even before he became a Prof and he used to call me his Pastor when I was even an Assistant Pastor.
“My DM is full of useful information he has shared with me. O my God what did he do?,” he queried rhetorically.
Continuing, Pastor Silas said: “I thought he was going to be out there in Politics and government and so on given his antecedents but he remained in UI, dutiful, focused, hardworking and much beloved to give back to generation of students.
“My respect for him shall be forever. May His soul rest in peace.”
Meanwhile, SP Adewale Osifeso, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Oyo State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said efforts were on to apprehend the devils.