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Alleged Rape: Akwa Ibom State University To Expel Four Students     

Four Akwa Ibom State University students face rustication over rape.     

Funsho Akinwale

The management of Akwa Ibom State University has resolved to expel four undergraduates for their alleged role in the rape of a female student of the school at Obio Akpa campus in Oruk-Anam Local Government Area of the state.

Akaninyene Ibanga, the Head of Directorate of Information, Public Relations, of the institution, dropped the hint on Friday.

Ibanga noted that the school management would rusticate the four students based on the outcome of police reports on the matter.

Explaining further, he said the security operatives could not exonerate them because the victim had obtained a medical report to support their investigations.

“The students were first suspended by the university authorities as normal procedure to allow them attend police interviews as part of investigations to establish their level of involvement in the crime.

“There is no way the police will exonerate them because the victim had obtained a medical report to back up police findings.

“Once the police concludes their investigations and sends the report, the university would expel them.

“The alleged prepatrators are Akpan Matthew, Essien Fidelis, Bassey Joseph and Bassey Columbus,” Ibanga stated.

He added that the Vice Chancellor had directed the Registrar and Secretary of Senate, John Udo, to issue letters to the four culprits on April 8.

Recall the school management on March 23 received a distress report that four male students allegedly raped and caused severe bodily harm to a female student of the Department of Performing Arts and Mass Communication.

Peace and normalcy has now return to the school after the management has taken necessary action on the matter.