Unknown Gunmen Kill UNIBEN Professor
A Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and senior staff of the University of Benin, Edo State, Prof. Paul Otasowie, has been reportedly gunned down by unknown gunmen in front of his residence on Ekehuan road in Oredo Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday evening.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH on Thursday.
Osasuyi stated, “We lost him (Otasowie) yesterday. We are trying to gather the right information now (because) we are getting different versions.
“The first version said that it was an assassination (while) the second version said that it was armed robbery, that he was inside a car and they shot him.”
Osasuyi however noted that the institution was concerned about the level of insecurity in the state.
“The vice-chancellor, Prof. Orunmwense is saddened with this development. We just wish that this insecurity in Edo State is looked into. Just recently, (Joseph) Osayomore was kidnapped.
“The level of insecurity now is becoming something else. The vice-chancellor commiserates with the family and the school is mourning,” the spokesman added.