A senior lecturer of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Mr. Anthony Amebija, was on Thursday night stabbed to death by yet to be identified students during a riot that broke out on the school campus.
Eyewitnesses said the lecturer was on his way to pick his wife and daughter when he noticed a riot was going on and went to the scene of the riot where he was stabbed in the stomach by the students.
Sources say Amebija was hated by a lot of students for his strictness. He never takes bribe to award marks to students and this sources said put him in the ‘black book’ of the warring students.
“On sighting him, the students forgot their quarrel, stopped his car, dragged him out, turned the fight on him and stabbed him repeatedly in the stomach and left him bleeding on the ground”, a source said.
Amebija, who taught research methodology and entrepreneurship before his death, was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.