News breaking out from Ibadan this morning is that of a man who burnt himself alongside his house on Friday evening.
Reports have it that the man who got burnt is a lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. According to diligence report, it was not a case of getting burnt by mistake, he committed suicide.
The lecturer has been identified to be Mr. A.O Subair, a lecturer II in the mathematics department. It was reported that he set his house at the senior staff quarters situated at Phillipson Road of the University of Ibadan ablaze while staying inside.
Mr. A.O. Subair was a practising Muslim while alive and he was buried immediately according to Islamic rites at the public cemetery at Akinyele in Ibadan.
Newsmen gathered that Mr. Subair resigned from his position as a lecturer at the University of Ibadan some few weeks ago without a cogent reason, but still lived inside the school despite his resignation before committing suicide on Friday.
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Newsmen also reported that the late university don had a complicated relationship with his family members and was finding it difficult to move up the ranks in the academia
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan branch, Professor Deji Omole asserted that incident happened and he described the death of Mr. Subair as a pathetic and a big loss to the Union and university.
Omole informed journalists that the union knew late about Mr. Subair being inside the house. Omole said, “We were only informed of the burning flat while efforts to save him proved abortive.”
Omole pleaded to members of ASUU to see each other as family and trust one another. Omole posed that “isolation could deepen depression which may culminate in suicidal ideation.”
Mr. Subair hailed from Kaduna State and he was survived by three children.