By Ehigimetor Igbaugba, Calabar.
The Police Command in Cross River has confirmed the killing of a Professor of Political Science in the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Felix Akpan.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said that Akpan’s body was discovered on Sunday with multiple stab wounds in his apartment at Plot 181, Duke Town Close, State Housing Estate, in Calabar.
Ugbo said that an arrest had been made, while the matter was 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.
“Our crack team of detectives has already swung into action; we will soon get to the root of the matter by unraveling who the killer is,” she assured.
Meanwhile, a source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the deceased, a former Dean of Students Affairs in UNICAL, had a guest on Saturday, who left very early on Sunday to Akampka before his remains 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 a.m.
“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 victim’s house, where he was apprehended and taken to the apartment where we saw the lifeless body of Prof. Akpan with multiple stab wounds,” he said.