Mrs Zakariyya a female lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin was beaten to a pulp in her office by a 400-level student of the institution.
The lecturer is said to be recuperating in an undisclosed hospital.
The student, identified as Captain Walz, reportedly attacked the lecturer in her office inflicting severe injuries on his victim.
Sources claimed that the student had sought the help of the lecturer, who was his project’s supervisor, because he did not observe the compulsory Students Industrial Work Scheme.
They claimed that the student went to the lecturer’s office and started banging her table, moved closer to her and slapped her.
“The lecturer tried to escape and he kept pursuing her; she ran into an office, but Captain Walz broke the window and started punching her hard. In an attempt to escape, the lecturer fell, sustained a head cut and was strangled by the student till she fell into a coma.” Our source pointed out.
The Director of Corporate Affairs of the institution, Mr Kunle Akogun has confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.
“This is to confirm that Mrs Zakariyyah is now relatively stable and recuperating after the ugly incident of Thursday, when she was attacked by a 400-level male student.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem has described the incident as sad and unfortunate even as he assured that justice would be done in the matter.
The VC ordered proper care of the victim on the bill of the university and reiterated his commitment to the welfare of all staff and law abiding students of the institution.
Eyewitness account claimed that the student was arrested by the security personnel of the university and handed over to the police.