A lecturer in the department of Physical and Health Education of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Nicholas Igbokwe was on Saturday morning found dead in his office.
According to a source in the department, the late lecturer might have died on Friday without anyone knowing about it.
“His lifeless body was already cold when it was discovered around 12 midnight on Saturday.
“That suggests he died on Friday without anyone knowing about it. I passed by his office around 7.30pm on Friday and his car was not parked at the usual spot. So, no one knew he was around.
“Some members of staff later observed light was on in his office and entered there. He was already cold by then.”
The lecturer was confirmed dead at the university’s health centre.
Reacting to the development, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju lamented that the late Igbokwe would be missed for his contributions to the university.
He said: “I have not been fully briefed regarding the circumstances surrounding his death. From the information available to me, he was rushed to the OAU Health Centre, but he died before getting to the facility.”
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