Spokesperson for the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), has confirmed the death of a senior lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof Jerome Elusiyan.
Elusiyan who was the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Complex, was attacked at Iruekpen in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo and was shot dead by gunmen along the Benin-Ekpoma Expressway in Edo State.
The professor was waylaid alongside his driver, who was also shot and sustained injuries.
A cousin to the deceased, Mr Tayo Ayoshile, confirmed the incident in Akure, Ondo state.
Ayoshile said the university don was killed while transiting from Benin where he went to supervise medical students sitting for professional exams at the Iruua Specialist Hospital.