Tomiwa, the son of late Professor Opeyemi Ajewole, a staff of University of Ibadan, who was murdered on Monday, has narrated how his father was killed.
Speaking with Nigerian Tribune at the family’s residence at Duku Close, Orogun, Ibadan,on Wednesday, Tomiwa said they inside when they heard a gunshot.
“My mother and I were inside when we heard a sound like a gunshot. We were both spooked by the weird sound.
“Again, we heard the sound of the car. We thought daddy was back because he was the one who typically opened the gate by himself. We decided to go and check what was happening. As I was about to step out, we heard car doors being slammed. The next I saw was the reverse light of the car. By that time, I was already outside. I looked over the fence and saw a car driving away fast. I stepped outside our compound and chased the car barefoot. I was sure something was wrong.
“I went back inside and got a key to another car to pursue them. We were stopped by local security men who were also alarmed. From there, we went to the police station. Later, I guess the police got some information. They called one of us outside and showed him some pictures, but they didn’t tell us anything at that time. The person told us it was someone else. They told us to go home and get the car documents.
“When we got back home, we saw blood on the ground outside our gate, with his UI identity card and two ATM cards. We got in touch with our Reverend and he was the one who came to break the news to us,” he said.
Born on March 6, 1962, Ajewole, popularly called ‘Iroko’, who hailed from Igbara Oke in Osun State, was the immediate past Head of Department (HOD) of Social and Environmental Forestry in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources. He was a devout Christian and a member of the Men of Issachar Vision Ministry before his death.
It was gathered that the car of the deceased, a Toyota Corolla with registration number APP 53 HT had yet to be recovered from the assailants who drove it away after dumping his corpse by the roadside at Ebedi area, along Ibadan-Oyo road.