Some students of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) have sparked outrage on social media after they were spotted on camera physically assaulting one of their colleagues.
On Saturday, video clips had emerged on the internet, where a group of five students — one male, four females — were seen beating a female 100 level student in her room.
The management of the institution took swift action on Sunday, announcing the suspension of all the students involved in the assault.
In a statement issued 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 development has since provoked outrage on social media platforms, especially Twitter, where users have demanded for grave punishments — like the “immediate expulsion and prosecution of the culprits”.
“How can you treat your fellow human being like that, those FUTA students that beat that young girl up are terrible and they should be jailed,” a Twitter user said.
“These animals should be expelled and jailed afterwards. I saw that video and it broke my heart. Why? If they are not expelled, I’ll personally sue the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) .. awon werey,” Dotun, Nigerian OAP said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
How can you treat your fellow human being like that, those FUTA students that beat that young girl up are terrible and they should be jailed.
— Amarachi🌼🌼 (@amara_chiii) November 17, 2019
These animals should be expelled and jailed afterwards. I saw that video and it broke my heart. Why? If they are not expelled, I’ll personally sue the Federal university of technology Akure (FUTA) .. awon werey! pic.twitter.com/e94n77mXbu
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@iamDo2dtun) November 16, 2019
This #FUTA video is disheartening, seeing her fellow women adding petrol to the beating further caused me more pain.
They should not go unpunished.
— Olabode Omomunijoye (@BodeOmomunijoye) November 17, 2019
— Chris (@zaddyxxchris) November 17, 2019
— @maynah_collectionz (@jola_adey) November 16, 2019
The cameraman in that video was part of them.
1. He/She didn't try to intervene by lending a hand to help shield the girl from beating.
2. Chuckled/Laughed at one point in the video.
3. If he/she wasn't part of them, they wouldn't have allowed the recording to take place. #FUTA
— Oluwatosin™ (@2Real2Quit) November 17, 2019
— Peng boy 👣 (@Dhamedrah) November 16, 2019
Something tells me that those futa girls that assaulted that lady are really sleeping around for iPhones #FUTABullies
— Fisayo Adegun (@e_zzyfizzy) November 17, 2019
The FUTA school father should learn panel beating after expulsion. That's his calling. #FUTABullies
— Olonade (@Mr_olonade) November 17, 2019
This is what happens when a jobless guy turn himself into the chairman of women affairs… Futa suppose expel all the people involve
— 50 Shades Of Codes and Savage (@5m477) November 17, 2019
The moment I saw 6k comments on that Futa babe’s page, I knew it was time to grab some popcorn.
Imagine getting expelled at 300lvl cos you beat someone up. After all the sleepless nights, all the grades you worked hard to achieve, after all the money your parents have spent. 🤦🏾♀️
— Funmi (@seyishae) November 17, 2019
Did you guys notice that Bolu (The girl beaten in that FUTA video) did not bend the kneel even though she was outnumbered and beaten?
— Rotimi (@Rotimi_97) November 17, 2019
Someone please explain why the FUTA guy is being expelled and the females suspended for a year?? Pretty sure that girl that was scattering broomstick on her back and the one delivering Mike Tyson blows to her face should be expelled too.
— Omalicha ❤❤ (@Soma_Okoli) November 17, 2019
One of the most bizarre things about the FUTA video is how they actually recorded and posted it – with their faces showing. What were they thinking?
Anyways, it just proves the quote: “he who the gods want to destroy, they first make mad.”
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) November 17, 2019
I have been able to reach the FUTA girl that was assaulted in the viral video, I also spoke to the Dean of Student affairs of the school. I learnt the boy who led the assault is on the run, we will ensure that all the culprits are tracked, arrested and duly prosecuted.
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè 🇳🇬 (@YemieFash) November 17, 2019
They beat up a fellow student,still recorded the evidence themselves….Fucking Millennials#futa
— Yorukage 🇳🇬 (@ImDahDayo) November 17, 2019
The FUTA students used their own hands to record and then upload a video online that will be used against them by the police and then school authorities to facilitate their expulsion.
Half Time: Village People 1-0 FUTA Wrestlers.
— Ediye (@iamOkon) November 17, 2019
Personnaly I feel those futa student should be suspended not expelled, expelling them is too extreme it would fuck with them for life . Suspension will be better cause it would teach them a big lesson. Everyone deserves a second chance @segalink
— Mr_Johnson (@Favour_Ekong007) November 17, 2019
People still don't understand the power of Social Media. I'm sure that the person that recorded the FUTA assault video was expecting people to laugh and clap for them after uploading it. Alas, they shot themselves in the foot. Expulsion is certain for all the culprits.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) November 17, 2019
So some animals in human skin who attend FUTA ganged up to beat a 100 level student.
I do not care what she did, she didnt deserve this.
When rogue police do this you all cry foul. Now you see that Nigerians are… https://t.co/RnkXLZwZtY
— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) November 17, 2019
There are about 4/5 people that assaulted that girl in the FUTA video. I hope the management of Federal University of Technology Akure expels all of them immediately. I hope they also get charged to court for assault. Such animalistic gang up behaviour deserves punishment.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) November 16, 2019
Uni students behaving worse than touts,those futa students most be dealt with and physically too.
— YOURZOBO🔌PLUG🍷 (@YemisiAdeshina) November 16, 2019
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