Sad! Former Kwara State University Lecturer Commits Suicide

Tragedy struck in Kwara State after a former lecturer with the State University, Malete, Dr. Oluremi Osunlola, reportedly committed suicide.

It was gathered on Friday that the late Osunlola was a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture of the institution, reports Punch.

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

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members were said to have been devastated over the tragedy.

The Director, Public Relations, KWASU, Dr. Isiaka Aliagan confirmed Osunlola’s death.

He said, “The Management of KWASU, Malete, would like to clarify that

the late Dr. Oluremi Solomon Osunlola, was a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture. He joined the services of the institution on a full-time appointment in 2010.

“However, during staff verification, it was discovered that the late Osunlola had already retired from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Kwara Office, before taking up a full-time appointment with KWASU.

“Despite the fact that the deceased violated the rule of his engagement, the university, in August, 2017, converted his appointment

to contract, on compassionate grounds. This is all we can say about the late Osunlola.”

It could be recalled that a hunter  in Idera community in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, identified simply as Lanre had  reportedly shot himself

to death less than a month ago.

Also a driver, Mr. Biodun Bashir, popularly called ‘Legal,’ and who was said to be a staff of Universal Basic Education Commission at Oyun Local Government in Kwara State, had on October 28,  also committed suicide.

Source: punchng

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    So strange
    Group A

  2. Enujekwute paschal Nnaemeka

    what a tragedy

  3. So sad!!

    May his soul rest in peace

    Group G

  4. Law-obilero Chiemena

    rip team d

  5. What a Tragedy?…… this is ridiculous,the lecturer must have been facing challenges , frustrated that might have lead him to commit suicide, but in other hand committing suicide is’t the best option left for him…. anyways may his soul rest in peace.

    group J

  6. May his soul rest in peace…but he shouldn’t have committed suicide.
    Group…K

  7. obido chiamaka Genevieve

    May his soul rest in perfect peace
    Group E

  8. May his perfect soul rest in peace

    Group D

  9. Obika Juliet Ogechi

    Rest in peace
    Group J

  10. can’t believe lecturers can also die dat way. so sad .Rip

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