Dr Shola Eshiobo, the Dean of Students’ Affairs at Auchi Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State, was found dead in his office.
According to reports, the lecturer’s dead body was found in his office on Sunday morning, April 18.
According to a family source who confirmed the incident to the Tribune, the deceased’s wife raised the alarm after he failed to come home from work on Saturday.“He left the house on Saturday, 17 afternoon that he was going to the office to attend to some official matter. He normally goes to the office when he has so much in his hands to do. At about 9 pm when he was not yet back home, the wife started calling his line but there was no pick-up and the call was not returned. She tried until late, still no response,” the source explained.
“Early on Sunday morning, she raised the alarm and told people around that the husband went to the office on Saturday but did not return. They went to the office, they saw his vehicle at the car park but when they got to his office they saw him dead in his office.”
The source added although no foul play was suspected, an autopsy would be carried out to ascertain the cause of the death.
“The corpse has been deposited at the mortuary. Although we are not suspecting any foul play, for now, an autopsy will be carried out,” he added.
The Public Relations Officer of Auchi Polytechnic, Mr Mustapha Oshiobugie, described the incident as unfortunate.
“We heard about the unfortunate incident. The body has been taken to the morgue. An official statement will be made available on Monday,” he stated.