Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Court Remands UNILORIN Student Who Beat Lecturer To Coma

Waliyullah Salaudeen, the expelled 400 level Microbiology Student of the University of Ilorin, who assaulted a female lecturer, Dr Rahmat Zakariya, has been remanded.

He was remanded on Friday following him arraignment by the police in a magistrate court, Ilorin, over the incident.

According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), the suspect, (Waliu) had consumed some hard drugs before going to the lecturer’s office who was the Students Industrial Training Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) coordinator in the department.

The Charge Sheet added that “He reportedly banged her table, shouting that the lecturer should award him marks for the SIWES which he did not participate in.

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“He punched the lecturer when she rejected her demand and beat her blue and black to the extent of breaking the window louvres with an attempt to stab her with the pieces.

The lecturer screaming for help attracted the attention of the security operatives who thronged to the scene and rescued her from Waliu’s net.”

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Nasr Yusuf urged the court to remand the accused.

But the defendant lawyer, A.B Bakare applied for the bail of his client who he said was innocent until proven guilty.

Magistrate Muhammed Ibrahim who presided over the matter, ordered Waliu’s remand and adjourned the matter to November,26th, 2021 for further hearing.


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