The management of Bingham University in Karu, Nasarawa, has promised to cooperate with the police in their investigation of its students for allegedly killing Obasi Okeke, a bolt driver in the federal capital territory (FCT).
Last Thursday, the FCT police command paraded three students of Bingham varsity.
The force also revealed that they were arrested on July 13 by operatives from the Nyanya divisional headquarters following actionable intelligence.
The police said the suspects allegedly “slit the throat of the driver” — whom they engaged to buy Indian hemp — during an argument over payment and fled from the scene.
In a statement on Tuesday, Daburi Misal, the institution’s spokesperson, said the students were suspended in March for “possessing illicit substances” — prior to their arrest by the police.
Misal assured that the institution would support ongoing investigation into the incident by the police.
“The management of Bingham University hereby expresses its profound sadness over the development and states that the affected students were in March 2023 identified through the university’s zero-tolerance policy on drugs and suspended from the university for being in possession of marijuana and other illicit substances,” the statement reads.
“As required by our regulations, the students should have been taken to a rehabilitation centre by their guardians and taken back to the university only after their certification by the university’s psychiatrist.
“It was therefore shocking to see that the students who were supposed to be in rehabilitation were being paraded by the police in Abuja.
“The university however pledges its full cooperation with the police in their investigation into the matter while expressing its deepest sympathy to the family of the deceased.”
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