Olabode Olawuyi, a staff member at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, was reportedly killed by a 9-year-old lion in the institution’s zoological park.

Abiodun Olarewaju, the University’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the occurrence, stating that Olabode Olawuyi was a Veterinary Technologist who had been in command of the Zoological Garden for more than a decade.

Abiodun Olanrewaju said the deceased was attacked on Monday while feeding the lions in their den at the Zoological garden of the University.

According to the Statement, other members of staff who were at the scene of the incident did everything within their power to rescue their boss but the wild cat had already caused severe fatalities.

The statement adds that University management has sent a delegation to the widow and children of the deceased while the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire has also ordered a comprehensive investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the incident.



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