A lecturer of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Ibadan (UI), Mr A.O. Subair has reportedly taken his own life.
According to reports, the man recently resigned and died under circumstances believed to be suicide.
A lecturer in the Faculty of Science, who spoke with SaharaReporters said that Subair had been battling depression for years.
“He already resigned but was still living on campus. His family had issues relating to childcare. He was a Lecturer 1and had been on his Ph. D. for 22 years, but he had supervised a lot of people who had overtaken him on the rung while he remained rooted to the same spot. He also had issues in his marriage. He and his wife disagreed over the care for one of their children.
The wife sued him, and the court ruled in her favour, giving a directive that N60,000 should be withdrawn from his salary every month. So, he thought, well, if he resigned, there would be no salary to draw money from. His death wasn’t straightforward, like he slept during the day, died during the sleep, his house was engulfed by smoke and he was asphyxiated” said the lecturer, who asked not to be named.
A student of the Department of Mathematics also said that after Subair was discovered in the house on Tuesday, he was rushed to ‘Jaja’, as the University’s clinic is widely known, and subsequently transferred to the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, where he died Wednesday morning.
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