Professor Sofoluwe reportedly slumped during a meeting on friday at the Senate Chambers of the institution and was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) where he was confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday after efforts to revive him failed.
Witnesses say they spotted an ambulance rushing out of the school premises some minutes before 8.00 p.m. local time.
They said they believed it had to do with the VC’ passing after reports of his death inundated Black Berry Messenger broadcasts this morning.
Some officials of the institution, who would not want their identities revealed, also confirmed the sad news with obvious regret.
The school has, however not made any official statement to confirm or deny the VC’s demise.
On Tuesday May 8, Professor Sofoluwe addressed a press conference on the 50th anniversary of the University.
He listed various achievements of the institution and spoke of the future of the institution.
“From my vantage point, the future looks beautiful, full of promises and myriads of opportunities. I see a future of outstanding excellence in the quality of staff and of course, as a consequence, of students. I see a future of trail-blazing collaboration between the academia of this University and the budding industry in Nigeria and the world to improve our national and world economy. I see UNILAG joining the league of 100 best Universities globally,” Sofoluwe stated.
May his soul rest in peace.