The management of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has announced the suspension of some students involved in the physical assault of their colleague.

On Saturday, a video had emerged on the internet and gone viral where a group of five students — one male, four females — were seen beating a female 100 level student in her room.

The development has since provoked outrage on social media platforms, especially Twitter, where users have demanded for actions.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Adegbenro Adebanjo, FUTA’s deputy director, corporate communications, the varsity said it has also begun investigation into the circumstances that led to “the odious and unfortunate act”.

“The Federal University of Technology Akure ,FUTA has suspended the students involved in the bullying of a female student in one of the off campus hostels on Saturday November 16,2019 even as it continues with investigations into the circumstances that led to the odious and unfortunate act,” the statement read.

“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.”



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