The academic community and by extension the Nigeria Nation have lost exceptional leader per excellence and humility, amiable, accomplished Scholar, and astute Administrator, Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe on the early hours of Saturday 11th May, 2012 at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
According to hospital sources, the shrewd Professor of computer science suffered a Heart Attack while in his office at the Department of Computer Science but managed to call his doctor from the Medical Centre who came to his rescue and carried him to the Medical Centre in an ambulance and subsequently transferred him to LUTH where he was diagnosed as having Myocardial Infarction. He was resuscitated before being transferred to the High Dependency Unit in Ward E8 of LUTH. Unfortunately, he suffered a second Heart Attack and all efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Post mortem examination has since been carried out and this has confirmed the cause of death to be of Cardiac Origin.
Meanwhile, the University has set up a high powered Burial Committee headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Research), Professor Babajide Alo, FAS to work out the burial arrangements.