Police Investigate Bullying as Ekiti University Expels Students

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Two female students were expelled by the authorities of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti, for bullying a fellow student. The incident occurred after a video of two female students assaulting another female student of the institution on social media went viral.

The Commissioner for Police in Ekiti State, Mr Adeniran Akinwale, announced on Tuesday that he had ordered an investigation into the incident. On the same day, the university's Public Relations Officer, Mr Temitope Akinbisoye, released a statement condemning the viral video on social media platforms.

The video showed Miss Opemiposi Precious Bolaji, an 18-year-old 100L Mass Communication student, physically assaulting her colleague, Miss Gloria Ajayi, who is also a 100L Mass Communication student, in a private hostel outside the university campus. The university authorities condemned the violent behavior and stated that such actions are inconsistent with their values and standards of respect and dignity.

The affected students were present at the Students' Disciplinary Committee during its emergency meeting on Monday, May 6, 2024, in accordance with the institution's policies and regulations.

After considering the report and recommendations of the committee, Bolaji was found guilty of misconduct and breach of her matriculation oath. She was expelled for beating her colleague with a stick and threatening bodily harm.

Miss Mistura Adejuwon and Miss Precious Olanrewaju, who recorded and shared the video on social media, were cautioned and advised to report such incidents to the Directorate of Students' Affairs and the Security Unit of the university instead of escalating them on social media.

Mr Olawale Ajewole, a 200L Mass Communication student, was cleared for attempting to lock Miss Ajayi in a room to stop the further beating. Miss Ajayi, who did not retaliate or engage in fisticuffs with her tormentors, was exonerated by the committee and the university authorities.

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