The University Of Ilorin chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has urged the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), to examine the 400-level Unilorin student who beat up a female lecturer to coma for the possible use of hard drugs.
Moyosore Ajao, UNILORIN ASUU Chairman, made the plea in a briefing on Monday.
Recall that Salaudeen Waliyu, a student of the Department of Microbiology, popularly known as Captain Walz, beat up Rahmat Zakariyyah, a lecturer in the Faculty of Life Sciences and his project supervisor, to coma.
According to Ajao, the dastardly act will not go unaddressed as the NDLEA has been petitioned.
The ASUU Chairman said: “You can’t have a student population of over 50,000 and you expect all of them to be disciplined.
“Whether under the influence of drugs or whatever is immaterial to ASUU. If he is under the influence of drugs, he left his house, are you telling me he did not see anybody, why did he choose to attack the particular lecturer?
“I expect the NDLEA to swing into action. The union will petition to say, ‘these are the people you are looking for, you have had one and we are yet to hear anything.
“It is not just because the lecturer is a female but because she is a human being and violence is never tolerated in ASUU, more or less in a university where character and learning are the essences of it.
“ASUU is patiently waiting on what the university management is going to do before we now apply our own action.
“But I can tell you that the union is not sleeping on the matter and we are never going to allow such matters to be swept under the carpet.”
The student has been arrested by security operatives, and the lecturer is currently recuperating.