UNILORIN rusticates student who assaulted female lecturer 


The management of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State says it has expelled the final-year student of the Department of Microbiology, Salaudeen Waliu, who reportedly beat a female lecturer to a state of coma.

The name of the lecturer is Mrs Rahmat Zakariyau, of the same Department.

According to a statement by the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, the verdict was handed down by the Student Disciplinary Committee where Salaudeen was arraigned on Monday.

However, the statement added that, “he has 48 days to appeal against the verdict to the Vice-Chancellor in case he feels dissatisfied with the decision.”

A letter written to Salaudeen by the University Registrar read, “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. It has accordingly recommended to the Vice-Chancellor, who in exercise of the power conferred on him, has directed that you Salaudeen, Waliu Aanuoluwa be expelled from the University.

“Accordingly, you are hereby expelled from the University 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.”

Recall that Salaudeen had earlier gave reasons why he assaulted the lecturer.

University Campus Journalist, an on-campus journal reported that Salaudeen claimed to have gone to the office of the female lecturer to beg her to help wave the mandatory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme course which he missed due to unforeseen circumstances, but she refused.

This he added meant he would be having an extra year.

He alleged that there was an altercation between them and the lecturer threw a mug at him, and he had to fight back.




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