Professor Frank Onyezili of the Biological Sciences Department in the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM) has allegedly committed suicide.
It was reported that Onyezili took his own life, last Friday, by drinking a substance suspected to be poison after leaving behind a suicide note.
It was gathered that his decision to commit suicide might not be unconnected with depression and loneliness after his wife and children left him and moved out of the country.
The Director of Protocol and Information of the university, Chief Mrs. Rosemary Waku confirmed the incident to newsmen on phone.
She stated that the late professor left a suicide note behind, but she cannot reveal the content of the note to journalists.
Police spokesman DSP Moses Yamu told reporters that he was yet to get the details of the incident from the Divisional Office.