FUTA Mourns Killing of Deputy Registrar on Ilesa Akure Road

Admin 18-Jan-2021 Crime, Education


Olusiji Balogun


The deputy registrar of the Federal University of Technology, Akure ( FUTA), Ondo State, Dr Amos Arijesuyo, shot on Saturday by gunmen is dead.

Arijesuyo was pronounced dead on Sunday, January 18 at an hospital in Akure, the Ondo State capital where he had been receiving treatment before his death.

Late Arijesuyo who was also Head, Guidance & Counseling Unit in the university was shot in the chest along the Ilesa-Akure Road in the evening of Saturday by the suspected kidnappers at about 5.30pm.

He was returning to Akure from a trip to Ibadan when his vehicle ran into an ambush laid by unknown gunmen who were operating on the road.

The criminals shot sporadically at the vehicle targeting the five occupants. Unfortunately some of the bullets hit Dr Arijesuyo and the driver.

The driver managed to drive the vehicle away from the scene of the attack and concerted efforts were made to seek immediate medical help.

While the deputy registrar died as a result of the gunshot injury, his driver who sustained gunshot injury in the arm is said to be responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

The incident occurred barely 24 hours before gunmen abducted as yet unknown number of travellers along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government Area of Osun State.

Thee gunmen accosted the travellers from bush along Ilesa-Akure expressway on Sunday evening, January 17, 2020, while returning from a trip outside the Osun State.

The ugly incident has caused grief amongst authorities of FUTA, as they condemned and described the murder of Dr Amos Arijesuyo as senseless.

Authorities of the institution have asked the security agencies “to go after the evil men who carried out the dastardly act and make them face the full weight of the law and just recompense for their heinous crime.”

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