Ex-provost found dead inside office at OAU
Lecturers and students of the Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife, Osun State were shocked
following the discovery of the lifeless body of a
former Provost, College of Health Sciences, Prof.
Solomon Ogunniyi, inside his office on Tuesday.
Some of the students said Ogunniyi locked himself
up in the room and he was found dead by those
who forced the door open after knocking at the
door repeatedly without any response.
They added that Ogunniyi’s colleagues were
worried because the deceased did not come out of
the office for a very long time.
He was said to have been rushed to the Obafemi
Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, where
doctors confirmed him dead.
The deceased, who was said to be around 60
years of age, left behind a wife and two children.
The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr. Biodun
Olanrewaju, confirmed the incident.
He said Ogunniyi’s death could be caused by
illness, while ruling out murder. He said nothing
suggested that the lecturer was murdered.
Ogunniyi died barely three months after the
university lost a lecturer at the Department of
Agricultural Economics, Dr. Deji Adejobi.
Adejobi was shot dead at his residence located at
The New Dawn, near Ife toll gate in Ile-Ife.
Also, Prof. James Olomo of the Department of
Nuclear Physics disappeared over two years ago
and he has yet to be found.
Olomo travelled to Eket in Akwa Ibom State to
offer consultancy services to an oil company and
lodged in a hotel. He left his hotel room and
nothing has been heard about him since then.