Nicholas Igbokwe, a lecturer in the Department of Physical and Helath Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was reportedly found dead in his office on Saturday.
According to The Nation, a senior lecturer in the Department, who pleaded anonymity, was quoted as saying that Igbokwe appeared healthy in the morning when he was seen in the faculty, before the unfortunate incident happened.
He described the late colleague as an easy going and amiable personality, adding that his demise has thrown the department and the institution into mourning.
“He was a gentleman to the core, he was a very dutiful man who really knew his onus, his demise sincerely came as a rude shock to all of us,” he said.
Abiodun Olarewaju, the Public Relations Officer of the university, has also confirmed Igbokwe’s death.
Olarewaju said: “It’s a pity we lost him. Nobody expected that. He was brought into hospital this morning dead.”