Felix Akpan, a professor of political science at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), has been found dead in his apartment.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Irene Ugbo, Cross River police command spokesperson, confirmed the recovery of his corpse on Monday.
Ugbo said Akpan’s body was discovered on Sunday with multiple stab wounds in his apartment at Plot 181, Duke Town Close, State Housing in Calabar.
The police spokesperson revealed that arrests have been made in connection with the lecturer’s demise.
Ugbo added that the matter is still under investigation.
“We have a suspect in custody who claims to be a friend to the deceased (Prof. Akpan). He said he does not know what happened to him or who stabbed him to death,” she said.
“Our crack team of detectives have already swung into action, we will soon get to the root of the matter by unravelling who the killer is.”
NAN quoted a source familiar with the matter as saying the deceased had a guest on Saturday but left very early on Sunday to Akampka before his body was found.
“He had a male guest who came visiting at the weekend, but the person left very early on Sunday at about 5:00 am,” the source said.
“A lady who stays in the compound said that she heard a loud scream same day the visitor who has now been confirmed to be a friend left his apartment and alerted people in the neighborhood about the noise.
“Perhaps, he forgot something that made him come back to the victims’ house, where he was apprehended and taken to Prof’s apartment where we saw the lifeless body of Prof. Akpan with multiple stabs.”