The management of the University of Ibadan has dismissed reports that a former lecturer of the institution Aminu Zubair, who died in his residence on Saturday within the institution’s campus, committed suicide.
Reports gathered the university’s Director of Communication, Olatunji Oladejo, speaking with newsmen in Ibadan said Zubair died in a fire outbreak that occurred at his residence and if not for the timely intervention of the school’s Fire Service, the whole building would have been razed by the inferno.
He added the lecturer, Aminu was a staff in the Department of Mathematics and had resigned before the ugly incident happened.
he said, It wasn’t a suicide attempt as he was caught up in the inferno at Philipson 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.
“It was only that particular room that was badly affected, he could not get out and he died out of suffocation from the fumes of the fire.
“He worked in the Department of Mathematics before his exit; he was a lecturer but had resigned and was no more in the service of the University of Ibadan.
The management commiserate with the family of the deceased on the unfortunate death of their son and father.
The News Agency of Nigerian, also reported in a telephone interview with the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, disclosed the police was not aware of the incident.