In the latest tragic incident involving a higher education institution in Nigeria, a female lecturer from the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna was discovered lifeless.
The lecturer, identified as Funmilola Adefolalu, was a member of the biochemistry department at the university.
The Niger State Police Command, represented by its spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun, officially confirmed the unsettling news on Sunday evening.
According to Abiodun, the lecturer was found in a grievous state, lying in a pool of her own blood at her residence in the Gbaiko area of Minna.
The authorities have initiated an ongoing investigation into this distressing incident.
During the preliminary examination of the crime scene, two knives were discovered, both bearing bloodstains, raising suspicions of their involvement in the alleged stabbing.
Abiodun detailed the discovery, stating, “On 29/10/2023 at about 10:00hrs, some friends of one Dr. Mrs. Funmilola Adefolalu, a lecturer at FUT Minna, visited her residence in the Gbaiko area of Minna due to her inability to reach her phone.
Unfortunately, on getting to the house, the visitors met her lying in a pool of blood with marks of injury on her body.
Two knives with blood stains suspected to have been used to stab her by unknown person(s) were recovered from the scene.
The body was taken to IBB Hospital, Minna, where she was confirmed dead.”
This unfortunate incident is the latest in a distressing series of violent crimes that have affected public tertiary institutions in Nigeria, causing heightened concerns regarding safety and security within these academic settings.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Funmilola Adefolalu’s tragic demise continues as authorities work to provide answers and ensure justice is served.