An Ondo University Professor, Adegboyega Obadofin, reportedly died in a fire incident which occurred at his residence.
Speaking to newsmen, Prof. Sunday Oginduyile, the Vice-Chancellor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, said the late University don died in the fire incidence which occurred at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence in Ayeka area of Okitipupa. According to him, the university authorities had reported the matter to the police to ascertain the cause of the fire.
The vice-chancellor who disclosed that the late Ondo University Professor was the Acting Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the university, disclosed that neighbours confirmed to him that there was no public power supply nor was his power generating set on when the incident occurred.
“I was in great shock when I visited the late don’s home.
“His death is a great loss not to his faculty but to the entire institution at large. The management, lecturers, students, workers and everyone will greatly miss him,” he said.
Corpse of the University professor who was described as a friendly person, a gentleman and a hardworking person, whose vacuum would be difficult to fill, has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital morgue in Okitipupa.