Dr. (Mrs) Adefolalu Funmilola Sherifat, a lecturer with the Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna in Niger State, was found slaughtered in her residence in the Gbaiko Area of the town on Sunday.
The chairperson of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) in the school Professor Gbolahan Bolarin confirmed the development.
Professor Bolarin said her body was discovered on Sunday morning when her church members traced her home after she was not seen during service.
Some residents said after forcing the door to her house open, she was found in her pool of blood with her throat slit and knives found beside her. Police authorities later moved the body to the mortuary.
According to some residents, the late varsity teacher’s husband, who was a professor in the same school, had passed on.
Until her death, she was staying with a female house help but laid off the girl on Friday, they added.
The spokesman of the Niger Police Command Wasiu Abiodun, however, promised that further information about the incident would be communicated in due course.