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Unilorin student batters female lecturer to coma [VIDEO]

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Salaudeen Waliyu

Salaudeen Waliyu, a 400 level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin has been arrested for allegedly beating a female lecturer into a coma.

The student identified as Salaudeen Waliyu a.k.a Captain Walz, reportedly didn’t observe the compulsory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and sought the help of the lecturer, Mrs Zakaria, said to be his project supervisor.

 

It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday, November 11.

 

Videos of how the student attacked the lecturer and his arrest went viral on social media at the weekend.

 

According to report, the student had gone to the woman’s office to seek her help over his failure to do his SIWES but she refused.

 

Following the lecturer’s refusal, Walz reportedly became furious and assaulted Mrs Zakariya inflicting severe injuries on her.

 

A source said the lecturer tried to escape and he kept pursuing her, she ran into an office but Captain Walz broke the window and started punching her hard.

 

“In an attempt to escape, the lecturer fell down, sustained a head cut and was strangled by the student till she fell into coma,” the source said.

 

She was subsequently rushed to the hospital for treatment while Captain Walz was arrested by the security personnel of the university and handed over to the Police.

 

The Director of Corporate Affairs of the institution, Mr Kunle Akogun confirmed the development to Daily Trust on Saturday night.

 

“Yes, the incident is to true but the lecturer is now in a stable condition. The Vice Chancellor, Prof Abdulkareem Age visited her in the company of some Deans and other university staff. They further described the incident as unfortunate and sad and assured justice will be done on the matter. He ordered proper care of the victim on the bill of the university,” Akogun said.

 

According to one Ishowo Oluwatosin, friends of the student claimed that he had been having “strange dreams” of people trying to strangle him.

 

 

 

The Director of Corporate Affairs of the institution, Kunle Akogun, confirmed the development in a text message on Saturday.

He said “a visit by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, in company of the Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Oladiji, the Director, University Health Services, Dr Odunola and a few other staff to the victim and her family, this morning, Saturday, confirmed that.”

The VC described the incident as sad and unfortunate, assuring that justice will be done on the matter.

He ordered proper care of the victim on the bill of the university.

The VC reiterated his commitment to the welfare of all staff and law-abiding students of the institution.

University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a federal government-owned university in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. It was established by a decree of the federal military government in August, 1975.

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