The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, community was hit by the tragic death of one its lecturer on Saturday.
The don, Dr Nicholas Igbokwe, was found stone dead in his office on Saturday morning, fueling the speculation that he might have died on Friday night.
Igbokwe was a lecturer in the Physical and Health Education Department of the university.
His lifeless body was already cold when it was discovered around 12.00 a.m. Saturday, according to a source.
“That suggests he died on Friday without anyone knowing about it. I passed by his office around 7.30 p.m. 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 source said.
Igbokwe was rushed to the university’s health centre, where he was confirmed dead.
Confirming the incident, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, the Public Relations Officer of the university, said:” late Igbokwe would be missed for his contributions to the university.
“I have not been fully briefed regarding the circumstances surrounding his death. From the information available to me, he was rushed to OAU health centre, but he died before getting to the facility.”