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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Uudate: Nigerian man who died in Oakland, California fire identified as gifted Mathematician, Olatunde Adejumobi from Osogbo

The identity of the Nigerian man who died in an Oakland apartment building fire on March 27th, has been released after investigators tracked down his father in Osogbo, Osun State

The Alameda County coroner identified the 36-year-old gifted Nigerian Mathematician who battled mental illness, Olatunde Adejumobi. 


He died in a blaze blamed on an unattended candle that ripped through a three-story building at 2551 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, California. See previous post here

Two weeks after the fire, investigators tracked down Adejumobi's father in Osogbo with the help of the Nigerian consulate, said Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Ray Kelly.

More than a decade earlier, Adejumobi had studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati. He was a senior-to-be in 2004 when he came to UC Berkeley for a summer to research under a National Science Foundation program, according to Luca Trevisan, a professor at UC Berkeley who mentored Adejumobi,
"This is very sad news. I remember him well," Trvisan said. "About five years ago, in 2009, he got in touch again by email. Apparently he had suffered from mental health problems and had dropped out of school in Cincinnati" he added.

8 comments:

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May his soul rest in peace.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Too bad


... Merited happiness

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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That is sad...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Gbenga Mayaki said...

So so unfortunate. But why was he living alone, unaided, considering the fact that he was mentally challenged

Anonymous said...

A gifted mathematician who battled mental illness,o Lord grant him eternal rest

Anonymous said...

May his gentle soul rest in Peace. Olatunde Philip Adejumobi....

Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP Yoruba brother!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

prince said...

Was he mental when he left for US, or the handiwork of evil people wichy wichies dey just condemn that brainy would have been STAR

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