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Unilorin expels student for assaulting lecturer

A student of the University of Ilorin, Salaudeen Waliu Aanuoluwa who assaulted a female lecturer of the Department of Microbiology has been expelled.

Salaudeen was expelled after being found guilty of assault by the management of the University.

A statement by the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, disclosed that the decision was taken by the Student Disciplinary Committee after Salaudeen was interrogated.

It states that Mr Salaudeen who was a 400 level student of the Department of Microbiology before his expulsion has 48 days to appeal against the decision if he feels dissatisfied.

According to the statement, Salaudeen has since been handed over to the police for further necessary action.

Salaudeen was reported to have allegedly beaten the lecturer into coma before he was apprehended by the university security personnel.

investigations by Radio Nigeria reveals that Salaudeen, popularly called “Captain Walz”, a final year student, was in the office of the female lecturer to explain why he missed the mandatory SIWES programme and the possibility of the lecturer to waive the mandatory programme for him.

The Lecturer was said to have claimed there was nothing, she could do to help his situation, other than for him to retake the SIWES programme with the next set, next year, a response which made Salaudeen to persist in his plea, but got the lecturer annoyed to the point of throwing a mug at him, before he descended on her and started beating her up, right from the office to the laboratory and outside of the laboratory.

it was also gathered that Salaudeen, while speaking to University Campus Journalists, UCJ-Ilorin, claimed that months before the incident, which occurred last Thursday he was arrested and locked up for two months by the police in Lagos State, a development which warranted his inability to attend the SIWES duties.

An attempt to get Mrs Zakariyah’s side of the story proved abortive as she declined to speak on the incident, but referred the reporter to the management of the University of Ilorin for details.

Lawrence Afolabi

Reporting by Lawrence Afolabi; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare