University Student beats female Lecturer until she passes out, VC reacts

A student of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has beaten a female lecturer of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Mrs Zakariyyah, to coma on Thursday.

According to reports gathered, the student, who is identified as Captain Walz, entered the lecturer’s office and started assaulting her. Mrs Zakariyyah tried to escape into another office but the student ran after her and strangled her till she passed out.

The Director of Corporate Affairs of the institution, Kunle Akogun, confirmed the development 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
However, the lecturer is now in stable condition and recuperating and the student is currently in the Police custody.

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