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The management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Ondo State has officially announced the expulsion of six students who brutalised a female student, Boluwatife, outside the campus of the institution a few weeks ago.
The expelled students, according to reports, brutalised Boluwatife following an allegation that she gossipped about one of them at a hostel outside the campus of the university.
The management of FUTA setup a disciplinary panel and found the affected students guilty of molestation and harassment.
The Deputy Director of Corporate Communications of the institution, Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo, in a statement issued on Tuesday in Akure, confirmed their expulsion from the school.
See below the full list of FUTA students expelled for brutalising of their colleagues:
- Alao Cecilia
- Popoola Olaniyi,
- Oluwadare Tobiloba,
- Nandi Jessica,
- Ajuwon Emmanuella,
- Emmanuel Taiwo
In a statement, FUTA said the expulsion of the students was in line with the institution’s rules and regulations.
“The expulsion is sequel to the recommendation of an investigative panel which probed the incident that took place in an off-campus hostel on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
“The expulsion is in line with the position of page 48 of the 2019/2020 students handbook which prescribes expulsion from the university for students who engage in, physical assault or battery on another student outside the university premises. As a consequence of their expulsion, their studentship of FUTA ceases forthwith with all its rights and privileges.
“The punishment meted out to the affected students is not to pander to the justifiable public outcry that greeted their odious act but in tandem with the rules and regulations as contained in the students’ code of conduct as stipulated in the university handbook and oath of matriculation which all students are made to sign and subscribe to. ”
Recall that the victim, a year one student of Ecotourism and Wildlife Management in the institution a few days ago was beaten to a pulp by her colleagues.