DISTURBING!!! Mysterious Death Plague Hits OAU As Varsity Loses Third Lecturer In 10 Days
Dec. 16, 2019
Nigeria's foremost institution of higher learning, Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) has been hit by another tragedy as one of its lecturers again passed on, on Sunday.
The latest incident brought to three, the total number of deaths that the school has recorded in only ten (10) days.
The institution's spokesman, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, announced the death of the third lecturer by name Dr Victoria Adeniyi on Sunday, December 15, saying the unfortunate incident occured less than 48 hours that a Professor of Paediatrics, Jerome Elusiyan died.
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The late Adeniyi, until her death, was the acting Head, Department of Dramatic Arts of the university.
Besides Dr Nicholas Igbokwe, who was found dead in his office penultimate Friday, the university also lost Prof Jerome Elusiyan on Friday, December 13, when he was shot dead by gunmen.
Olanrewaju in a statement said: “Less than 48 hours after we lost a Professor of Paediatrics, Jerome Elusiyan, to the cold hands of death through the instrumentality of gunmen, it is too painful for us as a university to tearfully break the unpalatable news of the demise of another promising academic and a prominent member of OAU community, Dr Victoria Oluwaremilekun Adeniyi, who, until her death early this morning (Sunday) was the Acting Head, Department of Dramatic Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife.
Dr Nicholas Igbokwe(found dead)
“The deceased lecturer, who directed this year’s convocation play, which was staged four days ago, was also yesterday, a part of the academic procession of the grand finale of the University’s 44th Convocation.
“The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, who was visibly unhappy, had visited the University’s Teaching Hospital and directed that necessary papers be filled for the conduct of a post mortem.”
Prof Jerome Elusiyan(Shot Dead)
The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, OAU chapter, Dr Adeola Egbedokun, in a chat, described the death of the lecturer as a “sad development.”
He said, “It is a sad news to us. The community is in grief. It is a grievous situation. I am short of words.”
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