The remains of Prof Gideon Okedayo of the Department of Mathematics, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, have been buried at his residence in Idepe, Okitipupa, Okitipupa Local Government Area.
Tears flowed freely and glowing tributes poured in as his body was lowered into the grave.
Professor Okedayo, a Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor, was allegedly killed by bandits after kidnapping him in Edo State on September 5.
His decomposing body was discovered last week in a bush where his abductors kept him.
In attendance at the funeral service were OSUSTECH lecturers, friends, and his church members.
The pastor in charge of Ondo Province 5 of RCCG, Johnson Umoren in his sermon , described the late Professor as a committed man of God.
He said, “We should not mourn like those without hope. We are very sure he is resting with the Lord. You must summon courage to forge ahead and continue where he has stopped. This I know will gladden his heart.”
Pastor Umoren urged the federal government to brace up to tackle high level of insecurity in the country.
In her speech, the wife of the slain lecturer, Marrietta, said her husband spoke the truth at all times and acted fearlessly.
She said, “Without ambiguity, you were a man of great finesse, industry and a lover of people.
“You were a devout Christian and a pastor indeed who lived an exemplary life which I am still emulating till this very moment. You were a great disciplinarian, a father and a mentor. You were a genius with no match, but Nigeria did not protect you.”
OSUSTECH Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sunday Ogunduyile, called for the government to urgently check insecurity