By Martin Fashusi, Okitipupa
The circumstances surrounding the sudden death of Prof. Adegboyega Obadofin, a Professor of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa have continued to be mystery.
Prof. Obadofin was allegedly killed by fire in his residence.
Disclosing this was Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile, the Vice-Chancellor of OSUSTECH, who told newsmen in Okitipupa that the university authorities had reported the matter to the police to ascertain the cause of the fire. Ogunduyile said that the fire was said to have occurred at about 1:a.m. on Tuesday at his residence in Ayeka area of Okitipupa.
He said 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 alone but also to the entire institution at large. The management, lecturers, students, workers and everyone will greatly miss him,” he said.
He described the deceased whose family resides in Lagos as a friendly person, a gentleman and a hardworking person, whose vacuum would be difficult to fill. Ogunduyile also prayed for the repose of his soul and that God gives the families the fortitude to bear the loss.
It was gathered that his body has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital morgue in Okitipupa.