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A former lecturer of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Dr. Olatunde Adegbuyi, was yesterday found dead in his car.
The don, who lectured 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 community, who noticed that he was in his car parked in Permanent Site street in Akungba, but was not moving the car.
The source said: “It was a passer-by who first saw him and noticed that he was in the car with his head dropped as his body was not moving. The person quickly raised the alarm and called the attention of the other residents in the area. On getting there, it was discovered that the lecturer is dead.”
The cause of the death has not been revealed as at the time of filling this report.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), 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 could reveal the actual cause of the death. The deceased was over 70 years old,” Ikoro stated.
The Head of Media and Protocol of the AAUA, Mr. Victor Akinpelumi, who also confirmed the issue, said the lecturer was a former teacher of the university, as he had retired from the institution.