Nigerian Lecturer found dead with slit throat in her room

Nigerian Lecturer found dead with slit throat in her room

A female lecturer with the Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Federal University of Technology(FUT), Minna in Niger State, Dr. (Mrs) Adefolalu Funmilola Sherifat, has been found dead in her residence in the Gbaiko Area of the town, with her throat allegedly slit.


The branch chairman of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) in FUTMinna, Prof. Gbolahan Abolarin, confirmed the incident to Tribune Online in a telephone conversation on Sunday evening.

Prof. Abolarin said the body of the slain female lecturer was said to have been discovered on Sunday morning when her church members traced her to her house after failing to show up at Sunday Church service.


According to some residents of her community, after forcing the door to her house open, the lecturer was found in a pool of her own blood, with her throat slit and knives found beside her.

The Nigerian Police, Niger State Command, were said to have been at the scene of the incident and later moved the body to the mortuary section of a public hospital in Minna for autopsy report.


Reacting to the incident in a brief interview with newsmen on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) attached to the Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, told newsmen that further information about the incident would be released to the general public as soon as the Police investigation into the matter was concluded.

Also, some residents who would not want their names in print, told our correspondent that the late lecturer’s husband, who was also a Professor in the same school had passed on.

The sources added that until her death, she was allegedly staying with a female house help but was said to have laid off the girl last Friday.

Nigerian Lecturer found dead with slit throat in her room

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 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Hospital in Minna where she was confirmed dead.

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