Achievers expels six over cultism
By Bukola Olamona
Six students of Achievers University, Owo have been expelled from the school for their involvement in cult related activities.
According to the institution, the affected students are; Awolo David Favour, 300 level Mass Communication; Owolebi James Fayogbemi, 300 level Political Science; Oyeniran Temitope,Nursing Science; Yahaya Muhammed, 300 level Medical Laboratory Science; Owolabi Nicholas, 300 level Computer Engineering; and Onagoruwa Oladipupo, 300 level Biochemistry.
The affected students have been handed over to the police for further investigations.
While briefing newsmen, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi, said their expulsion from the University was premised on their involvement in cultism after all fair hearing and due process within the law establishing the institution.
He said,” By this public announcement through the press, these students cease to be students of Achievers University, Owo.
“Anybody (individual or Corporate) dealing with them as Achievers students does so at his or her own risk.
” The Management of the University has set up a fact-finding Committee to conduct a thorough investigation among the students to identify any other student involved in such illegal organization.
” The University Council and Management hereby shows by this effort the zero tolerance for cultism in Achievers University,Owo. The University is opened to any information that is relevant for the discipline and proper grooming of Achievers University students,” he stated.
Also speaking, the Chairman Disciplinary Committee in the institution, Prof Joseph Odekunle, said the affected students have passed through fair hearing and also defended themselves.
“They pleaded guilty, which is why they have been handed over to the police as the university cannot punish them beyond expulsion.