A senior administrative staff of the Federal University of Lafia in Nasarawa State has been found dead at her residence in the state capital on Sunday, October 4.
The body of the university staff whose name is given as Mrs. Angelina Tyem was found yesterday, four days after her disappearance. Naija News learnt that the decayed body of Mrs Tyem was discovered by her neighbours at Sabon Pegi area of Lafia who noted that she was stabbed to death at several points.
The deceased was said to have contested for the Akwanga North constituency in the 2019 General elections under the platform of NNPP. Tyem before her death was also the Women Leader of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), FULafia Chapter, Naija News learnt.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, a resident of the area revealed that Tyem’s body was badly mutilated, adding that she was stabbed multiple times.
He said, “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.”
Findings revealed that the deceased had a few weeks ago survived a ghastly motor accident along Akwanga-Jos road while assailants invaded her apartment in Lafia and carted away all her belongings. On his part, Chairman of SSANU, Federal University of Lafia Chapter, Monday Seriki, who visited the scene, alleged the deceased was murdered and her car and phones were not found in the apartment.
“I was called this morning around 9 am 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,” Seriki noted.
He added, “We went there in the 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.”
ASP Ramhan Nansel, the spokesperson of the Nasarawa State Police Command when contacted by newsmen, confirmed the incident but, however, failed to give further details.
In another news, Naija News reported that Seyi Adebowale, an operative of the Department of State Security (DSS) attached to the Osun State Command, has died from a wound inflicted on him by a stray bullet.