Four students of the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) have been suspended by the institution after they allegedly beat and injured one of their female schoolmates.
The victim is a 100 Level Ecotourism and Wildlife Management student identified simply as Bolu.
Unconfirmed reports have it that the victim fell into coma and was almost stripped naked by her assailants.
The four whose names are withheld allegedly molested their victim for an alleged name calling.
A statement sent to EduCeleb.com by FUTA spokesperson, Adegbenro Adebanjo confirmed their suspension.
He said that the four were involved in the bullying of the unnamed female student in one of the off campus hostels on Saturday 16th November, 2019.
According to Mr Adegbenro who is the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, the school had commenced investigations into the circumstances that led to the “odious and unfortunate act”.
“The University deplores such behavior and reiterates that all those found to be culpable will be visited with the full weight of the law under the extant rules and regulations governing Students behavior and conduct off and on the campus at the conclusion of investigation being carried out by the Students Affairs Division.”
“The University Management is providing medical and counseling support for the affected student.”
“The University reiterates its abhorrence of any action or behavior by students that are inimical to the well-being of others and will continue to sanction students who run foul of its rules and regulations.”
“For the avoidance of doubt only students who are worthy in learning and character can lay claim to and be addressed as FUTA students.”