UNILORIN expels final-year student who beat lecturer to coma

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The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has expelled Salaudeen Waliu, the final-year student who assaulted a female lecturer of the institution.

Kunle Akogun, the spokesperson of the institution, confirmed Waliyu’s expulsion in a statement on Tuesday.Waliu was alleged to have attacked the lecturer identified as Rahmat Zakariyau in her office after she “refused to help him graduate” following his failure to do the mandatory students’ industrial Work experience scheme (SIWES).Akogun said the verdict expelling Waliu was handed by the student disciplinary committee where the Microbiology student was arraigned and found guilty of assault on Monday.

He also said Waliu has 48 days to appeal against the verdict to the vice-chancellor of the varsity in case he feels dissatisfied with the decision.“Salaudeen has since been handed over to the police for further necessary action,”.A letter written to Waliu 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 evidence 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 the 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.

”Waliu had earlier opened up on why he assaulted the lecturer.

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