June 18, (THEWILL)- A lecturer, Mr. Maxwell Eseosa Aimuen, in the Department of Public Administration, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State, has been shot dead by gunmen.
Aimuen, who joined the services of the Institution in 2015 as a Graduate Assistant, was Lecturer II until his death.
The University‘s spokesperson, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, disclosed that the 33-year-old lecturer was shot dead by his assailants last Saturday, while driving into his residence in Isihor, just some moments after he parted from his friends at Ugbowo area of the City.
The gunmen reportedly shot the deceased severally before fleeing the scene, without removing anything from his vehicle.
The incident was immediately reported at the Ugbowo Police Division.
A colleague of the slain lecturer, Mr. Endurance Aigbe, described the incident as “tragic.”
“I was with the deceased till 8pm in the company of other friends where we both retired to our various houses. I was shocked to receive a call from his wife that he has been shot dead, and l quickly joined them up at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where a doctor pronounced him dead. I am baffled”, he said.
Ehanire, who described the deceased as a hard-working and dedicated staff, called on security agents to unravel those behind the killing.