The Federal University of Technology, Akure, has suspended some of its students who were involved in physically assaulting a female student.
In a statement signed by Adegbenro Adebanjo, Deputy Director, FUTA Corporate Communications, which was shared on its verified Facebook page, the university said that the incident happened in an off-campus hostel on Saturday.
Adebanjo said, “The Federal University of Technology Akure, has suspended the students involved in the bullying of a female student in one of the off-campus hostels on Saturday, November 16, 2019 indefinitely from all academic and related activities even as it continues with investigations into the circumstances that led to the odious and unfortunate act.
“In effect, the suspended students are not to be found anywhere in or near the Federal University of Technology Akure.
“The University deplores such behaviour 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 behaviour and conduct off and on the campus at the conclusion of investigation being carried out by the Students Affairs Division.”
The statement added that the university authorities are providing medical and counselling support for the affected student.
A video had trended on social media on Saturday, wherein about four young ladies were seen physically assaulting a fellow student.
There have been lots of reactions trailing the video of the assault.
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