Robbers kill UNIBEN senior lecturer, steal phones

A gang of suspected armed robbers have shot dead a senior lecturer at the University of Benin, Dr Godwin Omofonwa, in Ugbowo, in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the robbers had invaded the residence of the university don in Evbuomore quarters in the early hours of Wednesday.

They were said to have shot Omonfonwa and dispossessed him and others of their belongings.

However, one of the armed robbers was said to have been killed during a gun duel with policemen, while five others fled.