Tears as slain UI Prof is laid to rest
The bodies of the ain Professor of Social and Environmental Forestry, at the University of Ibadan (UI) Prof. Isaac Ajewole, have been laid to rest.
Ajewole was buried on Tuesday amid tears at the Cathedral of St. James The Great Cemetery, Ijokodo, Ibadan.
He was gunned down in his Olororo, Ojo, Ibadan residence by yet-to-be-identified assailants on June 5, 2023.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) branch on Monday berated security operatives over the inability to apprehend the killers four weeks after the incident.
In his sermon at a funeral service for Ajewole at Men of Issachar Vision Int, Ibadan, Pastor Samson Ajetumobi, said the deceased was cut short in his prime.
He emphasized that those who planned and killed the deceased will also die by gun because the blood of the deceased would be revenged.
“It is okay to die because it is the price human beings have to pay but it is not okay to kill because it is punishable before God and men. God determines our days. When you read through the scriptures, you will see that dying is okay but killing is bad.
“God hates anyone who sheds the blood of the innocent. Nobody owns life. If a man kills, he will account for it.”
Dignitaries at the funeral were the Vice Chancellor of UI Prof. Kayode Adebowale; Registrar, Mr. J.O. Saliu; Pro. Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Prof. Deji Omole; Director General of Forest Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Prof. Zachariah Buba Yaduma and the Provost, Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan, Prof. Funmi Aderonmu among others.