SWITZERLAND, NOVEMBER 26 – The management of Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, has expelled the six students, who physically assaulted a female undergraduate, Boluwatife Adekunle, inside a private hostel on November 16.
The students are Popoola Olaniyi Agboola (300L); Oluwadare Faith Tobiloba ( 200L); Nandi Yohanna Jessica ( 200L); Ajuwon Tolani Emmanuella (100L), Emmanuel Funmilayo Taiwo (100L), and Alao Olabimpe (100 L).
It was unclear if the students were given the opportunity to defend themselves after a video of the assault went viral and elicited condemnation from the public.
The six students, who were earlier suspended by the institution, were expelled on Tuesday, a statement from the management confirmed.
The students had molested Boluwatife after accusing her of calling them names and also speaking bad about their escapades on campus.
“The expulsion is sequel to the recommendation of an investigative panel which probed the incident that took place in a hostel on Saturday, November 16, 2019 and adjudged them culpable of gross misconduct and breach of the University Matriculation Oath.
“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 premise,” spokesperson for the school, Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo, said in the statement.