Tragedy struck today in Osun State University (UNIOSUN) on Thursday, as Dr Moses Adebowale Ogunbiyi, Head of the Civil Engineering Department (HOD) reportedly slumped and died on campus.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred around 11.00 am. Facebook user, E-Lion Adebayo who shared the report wrote;
“UNIOSUN Civil Engineering Dept HOD slumps, dies
The Head of Civil Engineering Department of the Osun State University, Osogbo, Engr. (Dr.) Moses Adebowale Ogunbiyi is dead.
He was reported to have slumped and died on the spot on Thursday morning.
It was gathered that academic activities in the department were cancelled to mourn the deceased.
The sad news was confirmed by the acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the institution, Dr. Olawale Simon.
He said ‘the senior lecturer suddenly died on Thursday’, without stating his cause of death.
His death was also confirmed following the release of a circular posted at the department.
It read: “NOTICE! Due to the demise of the Hod of Civil Engineering Department in person of Engr. Dr. Moses Adebowale Ogunbiyi MNICE B.SC( CE; U.S.A); M. SC ( CONST.MANGT. UNILAG); Ph.D( LASU), hostel campaign visit is suspended indefinitely to mourn our amiable lecturer.”
Recall that few years ago, a lecturer in same university Dr. Wale Ojoniyi, was engrossed in a sex scandal with a student of the university.
One of the students said there were many unreported cases of sexual assault going on in the school but nobody is ready to complain because of alleged cover-up and solidarity from other lecturers.
A former student said;
“One of them (lecturers) who supervised me almost failed me. He asked me to come and meet him at a hotel on many occasions. I obliged but refused to let him have sex with me.
“It’s a pity I did not have a hidden camera, I would have nailed him like what was done to Ojoniyi. I had to complain when it became obvious that he would not let me go. I was assigned to another lecturer but that second lecturer did not demand anything outside academics from me.”