The Acting Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Prof. Adegboyega Obadofin, has died at the age of 65 in a mysterious fire incidence at his official residence.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile, while confirming the incident said that the university authorities had reported the matter to the Police to ascertain the cause of the fire.
Prof. Ogunduyile said that the fire was said to have occurred about 1:0 AM on Tuesday at the deceased’s residence in Ayeka area of Okitipupa.
He said that neighbours confirmed to him that there was no public power supply, nor was the late professor’s power generating set working when the incident occurred.
“I was in great shock when I visited the late don’s home.
“His death is a great loss, not just to his faculty, but to the entire institution at large.
“The management, lecturers, students, workers and everyone will greatly miss him,” Ogunduyile said.
He described the deceased, whose family resides in Lagos, as a friendly person, a gentleman and a hardworking person whose vacuum will be difficult to fill.
The vice chancellor also prayed for the repose of Obadofin’s soul and that God gives the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Prof. Obadofin’s body has since been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital morgue in Okitipupa.