Elusiyan, sources said, was attacked by gunmen who were operating on the road
He was attacked at Iruekpen, in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo state.
A cousin to the deceased, Tayo Ayoshile confirmed the incident to reporters Saturday in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Ayoshile said the don was killed while transiting from Benin where he went to supervise as an external examiner for medical students writing their professional examination.
His words “The Professor was returning home when he was shot dead during the attack while his driver sustained gunshot injuries.
“Uncle Jeromi was a rare gem and an erudite scholar who for over 30 years was a freedom fighter.
Ayoshile described Elusiyan’s death as a rude shock to every son and daughter of Oke Igbo in Ondo State saying “we can only join to sympathize with all the OAU staff, friends and entire family.”
Spokesperson of OAUTHC, Kemi Fasoto also confirmed the death of Prof. Elusiyan.