A master student of obafemi awolowo university Ile-Ife, Mr. Adegoke Timothy Oludare who was declared missing on November 7, 2021 has been found dead.
The management disclosed the sad incident in a statement forwarded to DAILY GIST at the late hours of Monday
The statement reads;
OAU COMMISERATES WITH ADEGOKE OLUDARE’S FAMILY
The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has described as unfortunate the death of Mr. Adegoke Timothy Oludare, a student of the institution’s Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA) programme who was reported missing on 7th November, 2021.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, who expressed sadness over the incident, appreciated the prompt action and painstaking investigation of the Osun State Command of the Nigerian Police, which eventually led to the discovery of Mr. Adegoke’s corpse.
Professor Ogunbodede while sympathizing with the family recognised the tenacity and doggedness of the late Mr. Adegoke’s wife which assisted, in no small measures, in unravelling the circumstances of her husband’s movement in Ile Ife.
He charged the widow, children, family, friends, colleagues and associates to take solace in the fact Mr. Adegoke left positive footprints and impacted numerous lives, and that “death is a necessary end that will come when it will come”.
The Vice-Chancellor pledged the commitment of the University administration to work with the law enforcement agents to unravel the circumstances leading to the death of Mr. Adegoke.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of Mr. Adegoke and that God should grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The police command in Osun state had also reacted to the incident
According to a statement signed and made available to DAILY GIST by Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, the police said it was working to unravel the circumstances surrounding Adegoke’s death.
It reads; “The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc, wishes to assure the general public, especially the family of the deceased, students and management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, that the police command is working assiduously to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Timothy Adegoke, a master’s degree student of OAU who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State,”
It would be recalled that, a case of missing person was reported on 7th November, 2021 at about 1630hrs, at Edun Abon police station and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation on 9th November, 2021. Immediately the case was received, detectives from SCID of the command swung into action and have arrested six (6) suspects in connection with the case while investigation is ongoing.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police is using this medium to appeal to the family, the sympathizers, students and management of the university to remain calm and be rest assured that, the police will do all within its constitutional responsibility to unravel the mystery behind his death.”
The police however did not state how he died or where his body was found.
Adegoke, was an Abuja-based student who travelled to Ife on November 5 to sit for an examination at the school’s distance learning centre in Moro, Osun State.
He was declared missing two days later when friends and family members could neither reach his phone line nor find him at the exam venue.