For failing to control their libido, five students of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) have been expelled after a disciplinary committee found them culpable in a case of rape on the campus.
The institution in a statement Sunday in Ado Ekiti by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Public Relations of the University, Ajibade Olubunmi, announced the students’ expulsion.
But besides losing their studentship, the five expelled students will also be put on trial, as they have been dragged before the courts for the crime.
The students were arrested on March 7, through the concerted efforts of EKSU security men, the police and youths from Iworoko Ekiti, a neighbouring town, and were subsequently made to face the disciplinary committee headed by Professor W. O. Adebayo that tried them and found them guilty.
The expelled students are: Babalola Adedotun Kolawole, a 300 Level Psychology student; Omoteye Olalekan Olamide, a 300 Level Psychology student; Bamigboye Biola Moshood, a Pre-degree Social Science student; and Adekunle Lateef Omogbemileke, a 300 Level Accounting student.
However, the statement added that Omogbemileke and another suspect, Okube Gabriel Ogunmoroti, were still at large.
The Dean of Students Affairs, Professor I G. Adanlawo, in the statement, further charged parents to monitor their children closely so that they would not join bad groups.
Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Patrick Oladipo Aina, has warned students of the institution against getting involved in cultism, examination malpractices and other social vices at the expense of their studies and moral probity.
He gave the warning during the matriculation of students of EKSU studying under an affiliate programme with Adeniran Ogunsaya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos, on March 9.
The vice-chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Olugbenga Aribisala, warned that under no circumstances should any of the students be involved in examination malpractice, cultism, drug abuse and other anti-social behaviours that could jeopardise their study.