Palpable fear has gripped the lecturers and students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, following the mysterious death of a lecturer in the Department of Obsterics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Professor Solomon Olugbemi Ogunniyi.

The professor as gathered by grapevine died in his office on the campus. Ogunniyi, a professor of Obsterics, Gynaecology and Perinatology was said to have been in his office on Wednesday for a long and unusual period and had not come out before some of his colleagues decided to check on him.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that his colleagues knocked the door to his office several times but Ogunniyi did not respond. The development compelled his colleagues and other students around to open the door forcefully only to find his lifeless body on his office chair. It was further gathered that Ogunniyi was confirmed dead at the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC) where he was rushed to. The tragic discovery caused confusion on the campus as other lecturers and students expressed concern over the death of the father of two.

Oginniyi was a two-term provost, College of Health Sciences and his tenure ended on 31 July, 2013. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju when contacted on Friday confirmed the demise of the lecturer.

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