The management of University of Ibadan (UI) has cleared the air on the death of erstwhile lecturer of the institution, Mr. Aminu Zubairu, who died in his residence on the school campus.
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Report had been rife that Zubairu committed suicide.
However, the school authorities in a statement dismissed the claim saying the deceased lecturer was a victim of a fire incident that broke out at his residence.
The statement released by the institution’s Director of Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, read in part, “He was a staff in the Department of Mathematics and had resigned before the ugly incident happened.
“It wasn’t a suicide attempt as he was caught up in the inferno at Phillipson Road, where he resides, and couldn’t escape. “If not for our Fire Service men, who got there at the right time the whole building would have been engulfed in fire completely.”