The corpse of a senior administrative staff of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) in Nasarawa State, Mrs. Angelina Tyem, was found in her apartment in Lafia in the early hours of Sunday, October 4, four days after she was declared missing.
The slain lecturer was a former candidate for the Akwanga North constituency during the 2019 General elections under the platform of the NNPP and the Women Leader of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), FULafia Chapter.
Tyem’s decomposing body was discovered by neighbours in her apartment located at Sabon Pegi area of Lafia town.
The corpse of the lecturer showed signs that she must have been stabbed multiple times, according to a resident who spoke with the media.
“The neighbours told us they had not seen her for the past four days and assumed she travelled till her dead body was found in her room.” he said.
Tyem was said to have survived a car crash few weeks ago along Akwanga-Jos road while assailants invaded her apartment in Lafia and carted away all her belongings.
Chairman of SSANU, Federal University of Lafia Chapter, Monday Seriki, after visiting the scene, alleged that the deceased was murdered and her car and phones were not found in the apartment.
“I was called this morning around 9am that our women leader was found dead in her room and that the neighbours discovered her dead body. That because she was meant to travel last Wednesday and so the neighbours thought she had travelled. But somehow they noticed that the house was oozing with a bad stench and one of the neighbours while searching found that her kitchen door from the backyard was widely opened and her dead body was found in the house.
“We went there in company of the police, I even have the pictures. We went inside the house and noticed that she was stabbed. She was murdered four days ago by unknown persons. Nobody knows the whereabouts of her car and her phones. Right now, her body was conveyed by the University Ambulance to Sandaji Mortuary in Lafia,” Seriki said.
The Nasarawa State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the incident but gave no further details.