OAU Lecturer fought a Male Student

Top Trends gathered that a 200-level student of the university, simply identified as Gift, suddenly dashed into a lecture room where a lecturer simply identified as Dr Ariyo, was conducting lecture on Wednesday.

However, the Sources on the campus, who spoke on condition of anonymity reported that Gift mistakenly entered the class as the one he was supposed to attend and upon realizing it was not his class, he quickly attempted to leave the class but the lecturer called him back.

The source said.“He thought the class was meant for him as well. When he saw that the faces in the class were strange, he quickly dashed out. The lecturer then called him back. After a while, we discovered that the lecturer invited the security personnel to take the student. He also dragged the student’s phone,”

In one of the videos of the incident circulating online, Gift was seen struggling with a security official while the lecturer was seen shouting “Don’t call anybody! Switch off that phone! You can’t be more than me, even if you’re the V C’s son, I won’t take this from you. Switch off the phone!” when Gift attempted to press his phone.
And Gift keep was heard asking:“What did I do?”

The lecturer was seen continuing struggling to take the phone from the student was subsequently seen throwing a punch at Gift while the students in the class were shocked and watched in amazement.

The Students’ Union spokesperson, Elijah Omisore, in a statement made available to the journalists condemned the act when contacted, and stated that the union demand the prosecution lecturer.

Omisore said: “We are investigating the matter. The lecturer is planning to apologise but we’re not taking any apology. We want the necessary prosecution”

Omisore continued: “Around 10 am, the union leadership got information that a lecturer, Dr Ariyo, was harassing Gift, a Part 2 student. Information has it that Gift mistakenly walked into the lecturer’s class trying to locate the venue for his lecture but learned that it was not his class and left immediately. Still, he was called back by Dr Ariyo, and an argument erupted, leading to a physical assault from the lecturer against the student.”

“We demand an open hearing and a public apology from Dr Ariyo, to the generality of Great Ife students; That the lecturer and the entire department make a commitment that the victim and other students in the class won’t face any form of victimization moving forward,” the statement added.

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University through public Relations officer said that a probe into a fracas that involved a male student and a lecturer of the university had begun.
Abiodun Olarewaju, the Public Relations Officer of the university, also condemned the action of the lecturer when contacted and said a probe into the matter had begun.

Olarewaju said, “We’ve seen the video. The Vice-Chancellor is not happy about it. We are not known for such behaviour and we have decided to go administrative concerning this and we will make our findings known. But for the main time, we just want the students to remain calm. The VC has called the Dean of the faculty involved, who will get in touch with the Head of Department and get in touch with that lecturer.”

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