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Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, has been in a state of mourning, following the death of Prof. Adegboyega Obadofin, allegedly killed by fire in his residence.

The Vice-Chancellor of OSUSTECH, Prof. Sunday Oginduyile, told Newsmen in Okitipupa that the university authorities had reported the matter to the police to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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According to Oginduyile, the fire occurred about 1:a.m. on Tuesday at his residence in Ayeka area of Okitipupa.

He said that neighbours confirmed to him that there was no public power supply nor was his power generating set on when the incident occurred.

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“I was in great shock when I visited the late don’s home.

“His death is a great loss not to his faculty but to the entire institution at large. The management, lecturers, students, workers and everyone will greatly miss him,” he said.

He described the deceased whose family resides in Lagos as a friendly person, a gentleman and a hardworking person, whose vacuum would be difficult to fill.

Obadofin, 65, was the Acting Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the university.

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