Lifeless body of a lecturer , Dr Nicholas Igbokwe , was on Saturday morning found in his office at the Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile -Ife .
Until his death , Igbokwe was a lecturer in the Physical and Health Education Department of the university .
Although there is no official statement yet as to how the incident happened , a source in the department , said the late academic might have died on Friday without anyone knowing about it .
The source said, “ His lifeless body was already cold when it was discovered around 12 midnight on Saturday .
“ That suggests he died on Friday without anyone knowing about it . I passed by his office around 7 .30 pm on Friday and his car was not parked at the usual spot . So, no one knew he was around .
“ Some members of staff later observed light was on in his office and entered there . He was already cold by then. ”
The lecturer was confirmed dead at the university ’ s health centre.
The Public Relations Officer of the university , Abiodun Olanrewaju, told
Sunday PUNCH that the late Igbokwe would be missed for his contributions to the university .
He said, “ I have not been fully briefed regarding the circumstances surrounding his death . From the information available to me , he was rushed to the OAU Health Centre, but he died before getting to the facility .”