The final year student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, Waliyullah Salaudeen, has opened up on why he beat his female lecturer, Mrs Zakariyau, to stupor.
According to the student, who is popularly known as Captain Walz, his action was necessitated by the refusal of the lecturer to help wave his mandatory SIWES scheme despite all his explanations.
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Walz spoke to a team of University Campus journalists, UCJ-Ilorin, who met with him at the University’s security post after his arrest following the incident.
The embattled student claimed that months before the last Thursday incident, he was arrested and locked up for two months in Lagos which warranted his inability to attend the SIWES.
Explaining his ordeal, Walz told the UCJ team that he had gone to Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos State, to meet a friend for the first time.
He was waiting for the friend when he felt the urge to urinate.
“I urinated near a car parked by drainage and challenged by one of the workers there.
“I was then accused of being a thief and was not allowed to explain myself before a mob descended.
“I was severely beaten and handed over to the police which led to my detention for two months.
“After the incident, I approached Mrs Zakariyau to explain to her my ordeal but she said there was no help to offer, except I joined the next set which would result in an extra year.
“On the fateful Thursday when I entered her office, she ordered me out.
“I got angry and don’t know what came over me.
“It was while I was arguing with her that she threw a mug at me which injured me and I started beating her.
“But she did not fight back, I dragged her out of her office and she ran.
“I chased and kept beating her before people came. I tried to run but was later caught by the school security”, UCJ quoted him,” he said.