17th September, 2012
The Dean of Faculty of Arts at the University of Ibadan, Professor Kolawole Olu-Owolabi aged 51 today 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.
.According to some reliable sources at the university, the dean, who came out of his car at Mokola with the aim of buying something suddenly collapsed.
However, the people around called the police who responded immediately and took him to an unknown hospital where he was confirmed dead.
.Professor Olu-Owolabi who became dean last year August1, 2011 was former Head of Department of Philosophy between October 2002 and 2004.He bagged B.A. in Philosophy in 1983 and a PhD in Philosophy 1989, both degrees from the University of Lagos.He then returned to the Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained LLB in 2006 and proceeded to the Law School Abuja between September 2006 to June 2007.He equally bagged LLM in 2010 from OAU.Born in Ikene Remo in Ogun State on May 30, 1961, Professor Olu-Owolabi hailed from Igbogila, Yewa-North Local Government.He is survived by wife and two children.