Dr Amos Arijesuyo, the Deputy Registrar of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Ondo State, was killed by suspected bandits on Sunday night, January 17.
Dr. Arijesuyo was attacked by the armed bandits while driving in his personal vehicle along the Ilesa-Akure road.
A statement by the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications of the university, Adegbenro condemned the attack on the Registrar and prayed for the repose of his soul.
“Dr Arijesuyo 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 around 5.30 PM.
The bandits 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.
However Dr Arijesuyo succumbed to the fatal injuries from the gunshots he suffered during the hellish encounter while the driver is recuperating at a hospital.
The University condemns in the strongest terms this senseless attack that has led to the untimely death of an erudite University administrator and counselor per excellence. Dr Arijesuyo’s death is a big loss to FUTA, the academic community in Nigeria and beyond.
It is a death that should not have happened in the first place. It is the hope of the management, staff, and students of FUTA that security agencies will 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.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the wife, children, and family members of our departed colleague at this difficult period of unquantifiable grief. May the Good Lord grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable and painful loss and grant the deceased eternal repose.” the statemet read.
Until his death, late Dr. Arijesuyo was the Head, Guidance and Counselling Unit, Students Affairs Division of the university. He was also a Pastor in the Christ Apostolic Church in FUTA area.