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Final year varsity student expelled for physically assaulting female lecturer


…. already cooling his heels in police cell, to face prosecution
For beating a female lecturer black and blue, a final year student of the University of Ilorin in Kwara State, Salaudeen Waliu Aanuoluwa, has been expelled by the authorities.

Salaudeen of the Department of Microbiology had beaten up a female lecturer, Rahmat Zakariyau and has since been turned over to the police.

The university Registrar said in a letter to Salaudeen: “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.”
However, sources close to the police indicated that the student may be charged to court on conclusion of investigation.
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