A Lecturer in the department of Public Administration, Mr. Maxwell Esosa Aimuen has been shot dead by unknown persons.

33year-old Aimuen was allegedly shot dead by his assailants last Saturday, while driving into his residence in Isihor, just few hours after he parted with his friends at Ugbowo area of the City.

It was gathered that the gunmen shot the deceased severally before fleeing the scene, without removing anything from his vehicle.

It was further gathered that the matter was immediately reported at the Ugbowo Police Division.

The University‘s Spokesperson, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, has confirmed the murder of Aimuen whom he described as one of its dedicated lecturer.

Ehanire, who described the deceased as a hard-working and dedicated staff, called on security agents to unravel those behind the killing.

A colleague of the slain lecturer, Mr. Endurance Aigbe, described the incident as “tragic.”

“I was with the deceased till 8 pm 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,” Aigbe said.

Aimuen was engaged by the Institution in 2015 in the Department of Public Administration, as a Graduate Assistant and was Lecturer II until his death.