The chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASSU), OAUSTECH chapter, Dr Dipo Komolafe, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, described it as a tragedy to the entire university community.
Dr Gilbert Ibitola, a senior lecturer at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology Okitipupa,Ondo state, has reportedly died on Friday at his residence.
The deceased, who worked at the Department of Physical Sciences, slumped in his house and gave up the ghost just a while after.
The late lecturer was described 58-year-old,a brilliant scholar and a great physicist, who committed his time to teaching, research and community service and also contributed to the development of the university
The real cause of the death has not been known as he was not sick till the unfortunate incident occur.