The untimely death of a first-class graduate, Bibilari Elebuibon, of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has thrown his colleagues into shock.
The deceased, who was among the 66 first-class graduates, was a son of a popular Ifa priest in Osogbo, Chief Yemi Elebuibon.
His death caused an unusual silence on Friday when it was announced at the 42nd convocation of the institution.
His colleagues and some others present burst into tears when his name was called by the dean of his faculty, Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti, for a prize and the school’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, stepped forward to call for a minute silence in his honour.
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.