Immediate Past Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, MOUAU, Professor Francis Otunta reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident yesterday on his way to Enugu. The cause of the accident was not immediately known, however, the former Vice Chancellor had a turbulent time at MOUAU toward the end of his tenure.
Newscritic online reports that the university Community of Umudike was thrown into fear following the news of the death of the controversial Vice Chancellor, who had a good share of scandals trailing him while in office.
Prof Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta was appointed the Vice Chancellor in December 2015 and completed his tenure February 2021. Barely one month after he left office he died in an accident. Information regarding other occupants of the vehicle is still not available at the time of this report, however, there are suggestions that the former VC could have been probably driving himself at the time of the accident. The VC was traveling in a Lexus jeep which appeared to had summersaulted.