The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, was thrown into mourning on Wednesday as one of its former lecturers, identified as Dr Olatunde Adegbuyi, was found dead in his car.
The don, who was said to be a lecturer at the Department of Earth Sciences of the university, was reportedly hale and hearty when he was last seen.
According to a source, the deceased was discovered dead by residents of Akungba Akoko, who noticed that he was in his car parked on the Permanent Site Street.
A source said, “It was a passer-by who first noticed that he was in the car and his head had dropped and his body was not moving. The person quickly raised the alarm to call the attention of the other residents of the area. On getting there, it was discovered the lecturer had gone.”
The cause of the death could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident and said investigation had commenced into the matter.
“When our men got there, it was discovered that there was no sign that the deceased was touched. But it is the doctor’s report that can reveal the actual cause of death. The deceased was over 70-year-old,” Ikoro stated.
The Head of Media and Protocol, AAUA, Mr Victor Akinpelumi, who also confirmed the incident, said the deceased was a former lecturer and had retired from the institution.