Just a few hours after a video showed where students of FUTA were mercilessly beating a year one student surfaced, the students have been suspended.
In the video, the group led by a male and a female student were seen beating one 100 level female student identified simply as Bolu. The students were heard telling Bolu to kneel and when she refused they ganged up on her and started beating her.
The school has now released an official statement signed by the deputy director of corporate communications, Adegbenro Adebanjo. The statement revealed that the students have been suspended.
Seven (7) FUTA students have been identified as the culprits of this act of assault & battery.
The seven students will be sanctioned according to the University's Rules and Regulations.
They are to appear before a panel by 9.00am tomorrow, Sunday, November 17, 2019. https://t.co/66DsIpaEhg
— OMO IYA ALAMALA (@sama_on_point) November 16, 2019
According to the statement, the school held a disciplinary hearing this Sunday, November 17, and suspended the students after investigations were done. The incident had taken place on Saturday, November 16.
FUTA also revealed that the incident had occurred at an off-campus hostel. The statement said the students would be on suspension while the school investigates the matter properly.