Shola Eshiobo, dean of students’ affairs at Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state, has passed away.

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According to PUNCH, a family source revealed that the deceased’s lifeless body was found in his office in the early hours of Sunday.

The source explained that the search for Eshiobo commenced after his wife announced that her husband did not return after leaving the house for his office on Saturday.

“He went to the office after leaving the house on Saturday afternoon. He said he was going to the office to attend to some official matters. He normally goes to the office when he has so much in his hands to do,” the source said.

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“At about 9pm when he was not yet back home, the wife started calling his line but he did not take the calls and didn’t call back. She tried until late, still no response.

“Early on Sunday morning, she raised an alarm and told people around that the husband went to the office on Saturday but did not return. They went to the office, they saw his vehicle at the car park, but when they got into his office, they saw his lifeless body.”

The source disclosed that the corpse had already been deposited at the mortuary, adding that an autopsy would be carried out on the deceased’s body to establish what actually led to his death.

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“The corpse has been deposited at the mortuary. Although we are not suspecting any foul play, for now, an autopsy will be carried out,” he added.

Mustapha Oshiobugie, the varsity’s spokesman, who confirmed the incident, said an official statement would be released by the institution in due course.

“We heard about the unfortunate incident this (Sunday) morning. The body has been taken to the morgue. An official statement will be made available on Monday,” he said.

The development comes months after the institution also lost Momodu Sanusi Jimah, its rector.

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