A university lecturer from the Department of Physical and Health Education, (OAU) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr. Nicholas Igbokwe has been found dead in the office.
His relations and security officials broke into his office this morning (Saturday) and found him dead.
The cause of his death is not immediately known but investigations revealed that the lecturer came into the office to do certain research.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Abiodun Olarenwaju confirmed the death of Igbokwe.
Confirming the death to our correspondent on the telephone on Saturday, Olanrewaju said, “It’s a pity we lost him. Nobody expected that. He was brought in (hospital) this morning dead.”
The university was thrown into mourning on Saturday upon discovery of Igbokwe’s lifeless body in his office located beside the Sports Complex of the university.
Also, students of the University under the umbrella of the Federation of Igbo Students (FIS), have expressed shock to the demise of Igbokwe.
The students who described Igbokwe as one if their notable pillars of support, said he would be greatly missed by the majority of students on the campus.
Speaking, one of the members of FIS, Genius Obinna described Igbokwe as “a lecturer, a sportsman, a father, a philanthropist, Titan, an Igbo legend who has helped FIS innumerably in diverse ways both financially and materially.
” We have lost a great personality. Mr. Igbokwe was the one who sponsored the Indigenous association cup last edition; a man of principle and a good man. Mr. Nicholas Igbokwe died in his office at sports and was discovered this morning (Saturday).
“We hereby mourn with the bereaved family and OAU in general. He will be greatly missed. May the Good Lord console them all, and may his humble soul rest in perfect peace. Amen,” he prayed. (Saturday Independent)