The management of University of Lagos(UNILAG) has reacted to the alleged murdering of Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga by one of it’s students, Chidinma Ojukwu
DAILY GIST reports that The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arrested 21-year-old Chidinma, a UNILAG female undergraduate for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the Lekki area of the state.
Chidinma a 300-level student of Mass Communication, said she had been in a romantic relationship with Ataga for about four months before the ugly incident.
Chidinma while addressing Journalists said she and Ataga were “having fun” when an argument broke out and she stabbed him twice.
However reacting on the incident on Friday, reliable sources in the university’s Senate said that the student’s action was contrary to the provisions of the institution’s Students Handbook and would be suspended.
A senior professor at the university, who exclusively spoke on condition of anonymity, told The PUNCH that “there is no two ways, she will be suspended.”
He added that the suspect would at least be suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation.
A dean in one of the faculties in the university also disclosed that the student would not be able to escape suspension based on the alleged behaviour.
He said, “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.’’
When asked if the student could be suspended or expelled as stipulated by the university’s handbook for undergraduates, the Head, Mass Communication Department of the university, Joseph Tejumaiye, said, “That is what is in the handbook of the university. I am very sure that the school will implement that to the letter.
“I want you to know that certificates are awarded on the basis of learning and character. It is not based only on learning.