A private Christian university, Crawford University, has reacted and confirmed that a graduating student of the school, Oladipupo David, was attacked by two porters.
The incident, which happened yesterday, Monday November 14, at the school’s male hostel, had led to an outcry on the social media when the video of the dastardly act was leaked.
While the details of what led to the crime were still sketch as at the time of filing this report, Freelanews was able to gather that David, who graduated last Wednesday, returned to the hostel to pick up his remaining belongings but was denied entry by one of the hostel’s porters.
An altercation ensued between and the student of the was attacked and left unconscious on the ground.
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However, in a swift reaction, the public relation officer of the school, Olalekan Olagunju, while confirming the incident, affirmed that the school will not condone any form of lawlessness.
“The attention of the University Management has been drawn to the scuffle that happened today, Monday 14th November, 2022 between a student and two porters in the male hostel. The general public is hereby assured that the university management is already addressing the situation.
“For avoidance of doubt, the student, Oladipupo David, is well. The two porters concerned have been immediately placed on indefinite suspension from the university.
“Please be assured that management will not condone any act of lawlessness on campus.
“The university community is therefore enjoined to go about their normal businesses and be law-abiding,” Olagunju said.
Many Nigerians were of the opinion that the assailants should not only be suspended but also handed over to the police for prosecution. While some suggested that the victim should sue the school itself and seek damages.
“They need to be arrested asap so he can’t come and take his things again? Them never born person make he try this with me sha i trust my parent. But I which kind school be this sef,” Anne, with a Twitter handle @dream_girl07, opined.
Ifeoluwa Osho wrote: The boy don hammer. Just sue the school.
Crawford University is a private Christian University in Igbesa, Ogun state in the southwestern Nigeria and it is owned by the Apostolic Faith Mission.
Prof. Reuben Jiya Kolo, a professor of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology, is the 4th Vice Chancellor of of the institution. His appointment, in a letter signed by the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the university, Prof. Peter Okebukola, is for a non-renewable period of five years, which commenced on October 5, 2020.