Below is a screenshot of the email message Professor Pius Adesanmi sent to a lecture friend of his 2years ago in which he talked about being fearful for his life.
The lecturer Mr Mittriend Okorie shared the email in the wake of the professor’s death in the crashed Ethiopian Airlines which also saw the death of 156 other person’s.
He shared the screenshot with the below quote.
“I instantly went back to this email when I heard the news, Prof. You wrote this to me 2 years ago as though it was some premonition of your mortality. You who were so fiercely protective of me. I recall that video call at your apartment in Nairobi last May. Me and you on one end, your wife and Tise on the other end.
Same Nairobi you were heading to when darkness struck yesterday. You told me you were proud of my recent strides. You asked me to be mindful of the jealousy and resentment that those little pockets of success might cause.
You introduced me to everyone as a “young brilliant scholar”, and then you tell them he’s “my son.” You called in November to discuss extensively about escaping death in an autocrash in Nigeria. You were happy when I announced that my registry marriage was in few days. How can you now be no more? There is a hole in the world where you used to stand. I still cannot process your death, nor I’m I yet in the mood for tributes. None of these feel real.”