In a shocking turn of events, a lecturer at the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Dr. Funmilola Adefolalu, met a gruesome end as her life was tragically cut short.
The chilling discovery came to light yesterday when the lifeless body of Dr. Adefolalu was found in her residence in the Gbaiko area of Bosso, Minna, Niger State. It was members of her church who, upon noticing her absence from their congregation, paid her a visit and made the horrifying discovery.
Dr. Adefolalu, who had been a dedicated member of the Department of Biochemistry within the School of Life Sciences at FUT Minna, was found in her home in a nightmarish scene, bathed in her own blood, with her throat brutally slit. Disturbingly, beside her were the apparent murder weapons – two knives.
Professor Gbolahan Bolarin, the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the university, expressed deep concern about the rising threat to academics. He lamented, “It is strange that academics are now becoming endangered species. Our members are being kidnapped almost every week at Keffi now. We cannot sleep in peace in our homes in Minna. The level of insecurity is becoming alarming, and urgent measures must be taken before we all fall victim to systemic failure.”
The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the tragic incident to LEADERSHIP, stating, “Some friends of Dr. Mrs. Funmilola Adefolalu, a lecturer at FUT Minna, visited her residence in the Gbaiko Area of Minna because they couldn’t reach her by phone. Regrettably, upon entering the house, they discovered her lifeless body, soaked in blood, with visible signs of injury.”
Abiodun disclosed that two knives believed to have been used in the crime were recovered from the scene, and investigations into this horrifying event have been initiated. The deceased’s body has been transported to the mortuary by the police.