The death of a first class graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University was announced on Friday at the institution’s 42nd convocation ceremony.
According to The Punch, the deceased Bibilari Elebuibon, who was the best in Yoruba Language in the Faculty of Arts, was said to have died in an accident in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, in July 2016.
The dean of his faculty, Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti, had called his name for a prize but the school’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, stepped forward to announce his demise as he called for a minute silence in his honour.
According to reports the deceased, who was among the 66 first-class graduates, was a son of a popular Ifa priest in Osogbo, Chief Yemi Elebuibon.
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