The Uniabuja Student of sociology was said to be in possession of a pistol gun, which he pointed at the female Lecturer of the department of sociology in the Mini Campus. His lecturer identified as Professor Philomena, who is also his project supervisor, was rescued by a fellow student who saw what was going on and notified security operatives who arrived the office quickly.
The motive of the arrested suspect is still unknown. Watch the video of his arrest below;
Few months ago, it was reported that a senior lecturer at the University of Benin, Dr Godwin Omofonwa, has been shot dead by a gang of suspected armed robbers in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
He was shot dead at his residence in Evbuomore quarters, and it was gathered that the robbers dispossessed him and others of their belongings. One of the armed robbers was, however, shot dead during a gun duel with the police while five others fled. Confirming the incident, the University’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Michael Osasuyi, said the deceased was the examination officer of the Faculty of Education.
“It is a very big blow to the university; the vice-chancellor is saddened and commiserates with members of the family. We pray and hope that everybody puts hands together to support the government and the police.
“The police cannot perform magic; they work with information. Anybody who has useful information should give it to the law enforcement agencies so that they can comb the area and restore peace to the state.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, told newsmen in Benin that the command received a distress call around 1.14am, adding that some policemen were immediately deployed in the scene.