A senior staff of the University of Benin, Edo State, Prof. Paul Otasowie, has been killed by gunmen.
It was learnt Otasowie was shot dead by the armed men in front of his residence on Ekehuan road in Oredo Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday evening.
There was, however, speculation that the professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was either assassinated or gunned down by suspected armed robbers.
According to another version of the incident, the deceased, who was a former director of the university’s Industrial Training and Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme, was allegedly shot during an attempted kidnap.
It was gathered that the news of his death left the university community in a state of mourning.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, confirmed the incident.
According to a report in The Punch, 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 sai