The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is mulling over suspending one of its students, Chidinma Ojukwu, who allegedly stabbed Usifo Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, to death, a report has revealed.
Chidinma, a 300-level part-time student in UNILAG’s Department of Mass Communication, had on Thursday confessed to stabbing Ataga to death while being paraded at the state police command headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos State.
She was arrested at her parents’ home in Yaba on Wednesday night for the murder.
Sources in the university’s Senate, the student’s action was contrary to the provisions of the institution’s Students Handbook and would be suspended, according to the Punch.
“There is no two ways, she will be suspended,” the newspaper quoted a professor in the tertiary institution, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, as saying.
A Dean in one of the faculties in the university also noted that the student would not be able to escape suspension, noting the situation would be evaluated before a decision is made.
“We don’t just suspend like that. A committee will examine the situation, including the video where she confessed before taking a decision. But I do not think she can escape suspension,’’ the Dean said.
The undergraduate, who disclosed to journalists that she met the late Ataga four months, claimed that she stabbed Super TV CEO Michael Ataga to death in self-defence.
She also confessed to withdrawing N380,000 from the deceased’s account to pay her school fees.