The Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, vicinity has been thrown into panic following the mysterious deaths of three of its lecturers on the same day.
Prof. A. I. Nwabughuogu of History/International Relations Department, Dr D. S. Okoroigwe of Geography/Planning Department, and a third lecturer from the Department of Political Science, all died on Friday, September 3.
A source told Punch Newspaper that the deaths of the lecturers were as a result of untold hardship occasioned by unpaid salaries lagging for over 7 months.
“We are being owed more than seven months’ salaries; the last time (we were paid) was January 2021.” the source told Punch.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Abia State University, Dr Victor Nkemdirim, confirmed the three deaths, describing the situation as unfortunate.