Victoria Adeniyi, the acting head of the department of dramatic arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has died.
Naija News recalls that another staff of the same university, Prof. Jerome Elusiyan, a professor of paediatrics, was shot dead in Benin, Edo State.
Speaking on the death of Adeniyi, the public relations officer of OAU, Abiodun Olarewanju, disclosed that the university was shocked by both deaths.
He stated that Eyitope Ogunbodede, the institution’s vice-chancellor, had ordered a post mortem.
“Less than forty-eight hours after we lost a Professor of Paediatrics, Professor Jerome Elusiyan, to the cold hands of death through the instrumentality of unknown gunmen, it is too painful for us as a University to tearfully break the unpalatable news of the demise of another promising academic and a prominent member of OAU community, Dr Victoria Oluwaremilekun ADENIYI, who, until her death early this morning was the Acting Head, Department of Dramatic Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife,” Ogunbodede said.
“The deceased lecturer, who Directed this year’s Convocation play which was staged four days ago, was also yesterday, a part of the academic procession of the grand finale of the University’s 44th Convocation.
“The Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, who was visibly unhappy, had visited the University’s Teaching Hospital and directed that necessary papers be filled for the conduct of a post mortem.”