The Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, said a 300-level student of the Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Management Sciences, Suanu Nwilyaara, has been expelled for allegedly shooting a fellow undergraduate dead on the campus last Thursday.
Recall that a 400-level student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Uzondu Chimena, was killed in what the state police spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, said was a supremacy battle between two rival cults.
The varsity Registrar, Dr Sydney Enyindah, who announced Nwilyaara’s expulsion in a statement, said the decision followed the approval of the vice chancellor.
“By this approval, Mr. Suanu Wisdom Nwiyoara has been expelled from the Rivers State University.
“He should henceforth not be found in any classroom, lecture theatre, hostel, library or anywhere within the precincts of the university,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the family of late Chimena has faulted claims by the police that he was a cultist.
Also, the family stated that the gun which the police said its operatives found in the shorts of the 20-year-old was planted on him.
The mother of the deceased, Josephine Amaechi, said, “If there was a gun in his shorts, it would have fallen off while they were moving him from place to place. Or someone would have seen it.
“It was after they drove to Nkpolu Police Station that they said, ‘The brothers are here, let us search him.’ They removed his shoes and stockings. As the police removed his shorts, the next thing they saw was a gun. At that point, nobody wanted to hear anything anymore. The only thing they were saying was that he was with a gun and he was a cultist. It is not my son that put a gun in his shorts. Whoever did th at, God will judge him.”
She also wondered why the police did not ask the culprit what his motive was for the killing, adding that the police did not carry out proper investigation.