Super TV CEO: UNILAG considers suspension of 21-year-old alleged killer
Authorities of the University of Lagos are considering suspending Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga.
According to sources in the university’s Senate, on Friday, the 21-year-old student’s action was contrary to the provisions of the institution’s Students Handbook and would be suspended.
A professor at the university, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The PUNCH that “there is no two ways, she will be suspended.”
He added that the suspect would at least be suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation.
A dean in one of the faculties in the university also noted that the student would not be able to escape suspension based on the alleged behaviour.
He said, “We don’t just suspend like that. A committee will examine the situation, including the video where she confessed before taking a decision. But I do not think she can escape suspension.’’
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Chidinma, a 300-level Mass Communication student, UNILAG, had on Thursday confessed to stabbing Ataga to death while being paraded at the state police command headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The Head, Mass Communication Department of the university, Joseph Tejumaiye, said what the university’s handbook for undergraduates stipulates will determine if Chidinma would be suspended or expelled
“That is what is in the handbook of the university. I am very sure that the school will implement that to the letter.
“I want you to know that certificates are awarded on the basis of learning and character. It is not based only on learning.
“She allegedly committed an offence against the state. Criminals are everywhere. It is just unfortunate that she is just our student,” he said.
Officials of the University’s Public Relations and Student Affairs units confirmed that Chidinma may be suspended.
They, however, asked the public to await for an official correspondence on the matter from the university.
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