Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ex-KWASU Lecturer Commits Suicide

A former lecturer with the Kwara State University, Malete, Dr. Oluremi Osunlola, has reportedly committed suicide.

Punch correspondent in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital gathered on Friday that the late Osunlola was a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture of the institution.

 It was gathered that his wife had died about three months ago.  It was further gathered that KWASU management had written to notify him of his conversion from his full time appointment to a contract appointment.

Sources said after the conversion, the deceased started exhibiting strange behaviour. They also said an unnamed colleague of his even pledged to offer him another job at Landmark University, Omu-Aran.


Osunlola was said to have refused to submit his resume to his colleague who was willing to assist him get a new job.

The development, it was learnt, made some people to suspect why he rejected the assistance, while insinuation was rife that his doctorate certificate may not be genuine.

Sources said Osunlola was depressed after getting his full time appointment converted to a contract status.

He was said to have been taken by one of his friends to an unnamed cleric who counselled him. The sources added that after the counseling, his friend escorted him to his family at their residence in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

His family, it was learnt, was surprised when he was still locked up in his room long after daybreak. The worried family members were said to have forced the door open after knocking repeatedly without any response. They were shocked to notice that he had committed suicide. The family members were said to have been devastated over the tragedy.

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