Katsina Varsity Suspends 6 Students Over Alleged Murder of Colleague

The Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), in Katsina State, has suspended six students over the alleged murder of a 200-level student of the institution Abubakar Nasir-Barda.

The suspension is contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the university Malam Habib Aminu-Umar, and made available to newsmen in Katsina on Sunday.

The State Police Command had earlier announced the arrest of six students of the university in connection to the death of Nasir-Barda, a 200 level-student.

The statement partly read “The management of the University on behalf of its Senate, staff and students is deeply saddened, concerned and highly regrets the unfortunate incident involving some of its students.

“It led to the sudden death of a 200-level Computer Science and Information Technology, from an unfortunate altercation over a female student. The University Management has been up and doing since the occurrence of the unfortunate incident to ensure justice is served to all.

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“The management upon getting wind of the incident swiftly constituted an Interim ad-hoc committee to look into the case and feed management on development as they unfold,” he said.

Aminu-Umar added “The matter has already been taken over by the Police, which led to the arrest of six students that are in connection with the incident as confirmed by the Police official press statement.”

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According to him, the ad-hoc committee’s interim report had equally recommended the University Management to invoke session 5.5(a) Of the University Academic Policy by suspending all the six students involved in the matter pending the outcome of the police investigation. “Which the management has approved by suspending indefinitely all the six students involved,” the university’s spokesperson revealed.

Aminu-Umar further disclosed that the university management prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased. 


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