UI Probes Death Of Ex-lecturer In House Inferno

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University Of Ibadan Photo File
University Of Ibadan Photo File

As Earlier Reported That A Mathematics Lecture Of The University Of Ibadan Committed Suicide… The Vice gChancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, had set up a panel to unravel the circumstances leading to the death of its former employee, Mr A. O. Subair.

Subair, a lecturer II in the Department of Mathematics of the university, reportedly set his residence ablaze in the senior staff quarters on Phillipson Road, leading to his death.
The deceased hailed from Kaduna State. His remains were buried at Akinyele public cemetery. The late university lecturer had recently resigned from the institution, allegedly without a justifiable reason but was yet to vacate his staff quarters before his death.
It was gathered that the late university lecturer had separated from his family and had challenges progressing on his career.

As Reported By SUNDAY PUNCH, the Director of Public Communication, UI, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, said, “The deceased lecturer resigned in 2011. As of the time of his death on Tuesday, he was no longer an employee of the institution.
“He was still living at the Flat 4, Phillipson Road of the university on compassionate ground. For now, it is unethical to say he committed suicide. We are yet to get the report of the preliminary investigation on his death .
“There was a fire incident in the apartment but the fire did not get to where he was sleeping. Maybe he suffocated in the process because there was no trace or signs that he was burnt in any part of his body.
“The firefighters who were alerted worked to put out the fire and later discovered a man lying lifeless on a bed within the apartment. They moved him to Jaja Clinic but he was brought in dead, according to the doctor’s report. He did not commit suicide as being insinuated.”
The Oyo State police image maker, Olugbenga Fadeyi simply sent a text message, “No official report as of this moment to the police” in response to our correspondent’s enquiry.
But in his reaction to the incident, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, UI, Prof. Deji Omole, who described the death of the former colleague as pathetic, stated that it was a major loss to the union.
Omole said the union was only informed of the burning flat last Tuesday while efforts to save him proved abortive.

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