The Nigerian community in Malaysia was thrown into mourning mood as a 44-year-old lecturer, Adedeji Abiodun Liadi, slumped and died before he could be rescued.
The deceased, a doctorate degree student International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM), was said to have slumped while jogging on the campus field.
Olubadan, as he was fondly called, was an indigene of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The 44-year-old was until his death a lecturer at the Department of Economics, National Open University Nigeria (NOUN), Lagos.
An alumnus of Eleta High School, Ibadan, Lagos State University and University of Lagos, Adedeji joined NOUN in 2013 and started his PhD programme in Malaysia in 2014.
It was gathered that Adedeji, who was the immediate past President of the Nigerian Students Community (NISCOM) at IIUM, had almost completed his Ph.d thesis and was waiting to submit it when he died.
Hundreds of people, including representatives of the Nigerian High Commission in Malaysia, were said to have attended his burial which took place according toIslamic rites at the Muslim burial ground in Malaysia,