Assault: Unilorin Expels Student for Beating up Female Lecturer

•Salaudeen Waliu
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By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal


The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has expelled the student, Salaudeen Waliu-Aanuoluwa, of the Department of Microbiology, for assaulting a female lecturer of the same department.


This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Kunle Akogun, the university’s Director of Corporate Affairs, on Tuesday in Ilorin.


Akogun confirmed that the verdict was handed down by the Student Disciplinary Committee where Salaudeen was arraigned on Monday.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that a 400 Level student of the Department of Microbiology, simply identified as Salaudeen Waliyu, aka Captain Walz, allegedly beat up the lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakarriyyah, to coma.


The student was alleged to had attacked the lecturer in her office because she refused to help him over his failure to do the mandatory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

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The Unilorin management gave the student 48 days to appeal against the verdict to the Vice-Chancellor in case he feels dissatisfied with the decision.


“Salaudeen has since been handed over to the police for further necessary action,” Akogun said.


“A letter written to Salaudeen by the University Registrar reads, ‘You will recall that you appeared before the Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC) to defend yourself in respect of an allegation of misconduct leveled against you.


“After due consideration of all evidences before it, the Committee was convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that the allegation of misconduct has been established against you,” he stated.

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According to the university spokesman, the vice-chancellor by the power conferred on him, has directed that Salaudeen should be expelled from the institution.


He stated further that the expulsion was with immediate effect.


“You are required to submit forthwith, all University property in your custody including your Student Identity Card to the Dean of Student Affairs or his representative and keep off the campus.


“In case you are dissatisfied with this decision, you are free to appeal to the University Council through the Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences to the Vice-Chancellor within forty-eight (48) days of the date of this letter,” he said.





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