AUTHORITIES of the University of Lagos are considering the suspension of one of its students, Chidinma Ojukwu, who allegedly stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death.
A professor at the university, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said 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 noted 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.’’
Chidinma, a 300-level 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.
During her parade, 21-year-old Chidinma also confessed to withdrawing N380,000 from the deceased’s account to pay her school fees.
The undergraduate also told newsmen in Lagos that she stabbed Super TV CEO Michael Ataga to death in self defence.
I want you to know that certificates are awarded on the basis of learning and character. It is not based only on learning.
“She allegedly committed an offence against the state. Criminals are everywhere. It is just unfortunate that she is just our student.”
“I am not commenting yet,” she said.