The death has been announced of three lecturers – Prof. Lucky Okunrobo, Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Dr. Godwin Joseph, acting Head of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Dr. Saturday Idemudia, Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology – who lectured at the University of Benin (UNIBEN). Then university’s management confirmed the death of the three of its lecturers in a road crash that occurred last weekend at Abudu village. Twenty-two persons reportedly died in the accident.
A statement by UNIBEN’s Public Relation Officer (PORO), Mr. Micheal Osasuyi, said Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orunmwense, expressed shock over the death of the three lecturers. The statement said Osasuyi commiserated with families of the deceased. Also, the lecturers and other victims of the accident have been given a mass burial near the site of the accident. The PRO of the State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) George Otoaviokhai said the victims were buried last Saturday. He said their families could not identify their charred remains.