A senior lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof Jerome Elusiyan, was shot dead on Friday 13th December, 2019 by unknown gunmen along the Benin-Ekpoma Expressway in Edo State.
Jerome was the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, was attacked at Iruekpen in Esan West Local Government Area of the state.
Jerome was waylaid alongside his driver, who was also shot and sustained injuries.
The incident was confirmed in Akure, Ondo State by a cousin to the deceased, Mr Tayo Ayoshile. He said the university don was killed while journeying from Benin where he went to supervise medical students sitting for professional exams at the Iruua Specialist Hospital.
Ayoshile said, “He was returning home when he was shot dead during the attack while his driver sustained gunshot injuries.
“His death is a big shock to us, his relations, family members and friends.
The spokesperson for OAUTHC by name Kemi Fasoto also confirmed the incident.