UNILORIN expels final-year student who beat female lecturer to coma

After being found guilty of attacking a female lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakariyau of the same Department, the management of the University of Ilorin has dismissed a final-year student, Salaudeen Waliu Aanuoluwa of the Department of Microbiology.

The verdict was handed down by the Student Disciplinary Committee, where Salaudeen was arraigned on Monday, according to a statement from the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, who also stated that “he has 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 added.

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.”

According to the University Campus Journalist, Salaudeen claimed to have gone to the female lecturer’s office and pleaded with her to waive the necessary Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme course that he had missed due to unexpected circumstances.

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