The Dean of Faculty of Arts at the University of Ibadan, Professor Kolawole Olu-Owolabi aged 51 yesterday slumped and died at Mokola Roundabout Ibadan.
His body has been deposited in the mortuary.
The death of Professor Olu-Owolabi will be the third in two years in the same Faculty. In Nigeria’s premier university, founded in 1948.
Eye witnesses say the dean, who came out of his car at Mokola with the aim of buying something suddenly collapsed. He was later confirmed dead at a nearby hospital.
R.I.P my Prof. one needs to pass under the tutelage of Pro. Olu-OWolabi to understand that a great Iroko has fallen at the Dep. Of Philosophy in particular and the University of Ibadan in general.
My mentor and friend, an academic and intellectual giant has gone. Olu- owolabi’s death will be a great loss to the university of Ibadan and the entire academic world. . Kato tun ri erin o digbo, kato ri efon o di odan, kato tun ri iru Aderemi Kolawole Olu-owolabi o tun di orun alakeji. Sun re. Adieu Olu-owolabi