OAU Lecturer Slumps, Dies


A senior lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, Dr. Victoria Oluwaremilekun Adeniyi, slumped and died yesterday morning.

Adeniyi, who was said not to have shown any sign of sickness, reportedly slumped around 11a.m. in her residence.

According to a source in the university, one of the children of the deceased informed a colleague, who in turn brought the news to the notice of the university authorities.

Her death came less than 24 hours a Professor of Paediatrics at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ife Jerome Elusiyan, was shot dead by unknown gun men along Benin-Ekpoma road in Edo State.

According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, the deceased, an Acting Head of Department of Dramatic Arts of the university, directed this year’s OAU convocation play which was staged last Saturday.

The statement read in part: “She was part of the academic procession of the grand finale of the university’s 44th convocation.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede had visited the university’s Teaching Hospital and directed that necessary papers be filled for the conduct of a post mortem.”