Lecturer beaten into a coma by student now stable - UNILORIN VC

Mrs Zakariyyah is said to be recuperating in an undisclosed hospital and is now in a stable condition.
Lecturer beaten into a coma by student now stable - UNILORIN VC
UNILORIN gateFILE

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem, has revealed that the female lecturer who was beaten into a coma by a student of the institution is now in stable condition.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Director of Corporate Affairs, UNILORIN, Mr Kunle Akogun.

The female lecturer, Mrs Zakariyyah, of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences was beaten to a coma in her office on Thursday by a 400 level student of the institution.

Mrs Zakariyyah is said to be recuperating in an undisclosed hospital and is now in a stable condition.

A source said, “Captain Walz broke the window and started punching her hard. In an attempt to escape, the lecturer fell, sustained a head cut and was strangled by the student till she went into a coma.”

However, the statement from the school authorities said, “This is to confirm that Mrs Zakariyyah is now relatively stable and recuperating after the ugly incident of Thursday where she was attacked by a 400L male student.

“A visit by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem, in the company of the Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Oladiji; the Director, University Health Services, Dr Odunola; and a few other staff to the victim and her family, this morning, Saturday, confirmed that.”

The Vice-Chancellor described the incident as sad and unfortunate, assuring that justice would be done on the matter.

He ordered proper care of the victim on the bill of the university and reiterated his commitment to the welfare of all staff and law-abiding students of the institution.

The PUNCH reports that the student has been arrested by the security personnel of the university and handed over to the Police.

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