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UI Reacts To Lecturer Killing HImself In The University Premises

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The earlier reports by the NIGERIA NEWS that a lecturer committed suicide in the university premises has received a reaction from the management of one of the oldest universities in Nigeria.

The school says the lecturer who died in his room did not commit suicide but called to glory and there was no iota of truth that did man named, Mr Aminu Zubair set fire on his own body at the front of his office.

The statement was made known by Mr. Olatunji Oladejo who is the current University of Ibadan Director of Communication today being Saturday that the young lecturer died in a fire outbreak in his house and not that he set fire on his self NIGERIA NEWS can report

According to the university Director fire would have razed the whole building down and the adjacent ones but for the sake of quick assistance from the Fire Service close to the deceased residence.

“He was a staff in the Department of Mathematics and had resigned before the ugly incident happened.

“It wasn’t a suicide attempt as he was caught up in the inferno at Philipson Road, where he resides, and couldn’t escape.

“If not for our Fire Service men, who got there at the right time the whole building would have been engulfed in fire completely.

“It was only that particular room that was badly affected, he could not get out and he died out of suffocation from the fumes of the fire.

“He worked in the Department of Mathematics before his exit; he was a lecturer but had resigned and was no more in the service of the University of Ibadan.

“However, he was given a place on compassionate grounds pending the time he would move out.

“There are documents that he had resigned; he was no longer in the service of the university before the ugly incident, which is quite unfortunate.

“The management commiserates with the family on the unfortunate death of Mr. Zubair,” Oladejo stated.

In a telephone interview with NAN, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the police was not aware of the incident.

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