Richard Ginika Izuora
The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has announced the expulsion of Salaudeen Waliu-Aanuoluwa, a final year student of the Department of Microbiology.
The student was accused of assaulting a female lecturer of the same department.
Mr Kunle Akogun, Director of Corporate Affairs, of the University in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin said the decision was taken by the University’s Student Disciplinary Committee where Salaudeen was arraigned on Monday.
The student, a 400 Level student of the Department of Microbiology; simply identified as Salaudeen Waliyu, aka Captain Walz, allegedly beat the lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakarriyyah, to a coma.
He was alleged to have 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.
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 evidence before it, the Committee was convinced beyond any reasonable doubt; that the allegation of misconduct has been established against you,” he stated.
Akogun, said the vice-chancellor by the power conferred on him has directed that Salaudeen should be expelled from the institution 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.