Prof. Felix Akpan, a professor of Political Science at the University of Calabar, UNICAL, was found dead with multiple stab wounds at his 181 Duke Town close residence, behind the Mega Hilton Hotel in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.
According to sources who requested anonymity, Prof. Akpan, a former dean of Students Affairs at UNICAL, allegedly had a guest who arrived on Saturday but left very early on Sunday at around 5:00 a.m. to Akampka before his remains were discovered.
One of the sources said :” He had a male guest who came visiting at the weekend, but the person left very early on Sunday at about 5:00 am.
“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 , when he was apprehended and taken to Prof’s apartment where we saw the lifeless body of Prof. Akpan in his pool of blood with multiple stabs,” the source said.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident stressing that arrest have been made and further investigation into the matter was ongoing.
“We have a suspect in custody , who claims to be a friend to the Victim (professor Akpan), he said he doesn’t know what happened to him or who stabbed him to death.
“Our crack team of detectives have already swung into action , we will soon get to the root of the matter by unraveling who the killer is ” she assured.
In December 2012 , Professor Akpan then an associate Professor was also attacked at a relaxation spot around Marian by gunmen where a security man was shot dead during the tragic incident as he escaped death by the whiskers.