University of Ilorin has expelled a student, Salaudeen Waliu Aanuoluwa of the Department of Microbiology for allegedly beating a female lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakariyyah to a coma.
It was gathered that Salaudeen attacked the lecturer in her office on Thursday last week because she refused to cover him for not observing the mandatory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
In a statement, the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun said that the verdict was handed down by the Student Disciplinary Committee which Salaudeen faced on Monday.
According to Akogun, Salaudeen has 48 days to appeal the verdict to the Vice-Chancellor in case he feels dissatisfied with the decision.
He added that he had been handed over to the police for further necessary action.
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 levelled 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 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.”