FUTA Registrar Bites Clerk In Head (Photo)

The Registrar, Federal University of Technology Akure, Dr. Modupe Ajayi, physically assaulted Mr. Isaac Adams, a clerical officer in her office over a print-out.

The clerk was beaten with fist and then bitten in the head by the registrar.

The fracas according to Sahara Reporters, developed when Dr. Ajayi was told that a print-out of a memo was made using the printer in her office in her absence about 9:30am on Thursday.

“On Thursday morning, Mr. Adams was in the office and trying to download a memo written by the university’s Legal Director to the acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tunde Arayela, in respect of the court order issued to the university concerning the payment of staff salaries.

“The memo was posted on our union’s Whatsapp platform but was not easily readable on the phone. This made Mr. Adams use the office printer to print out the memo so that he could conveniently read it,” a source told the online news portal.

Trouble started when another staff in the office informed the registrar of Adam’s action.

In her attempt to forcefully retrieve the memo from Adams the situation led to physical assault.

The professor reportedly hit the clerk with her fist and bit him on the side of his head and the matter was reported to the leadership of the institution’s chapter of NASU, the acting Vice-Chancellor and the Okuta Elerin’la Police Station in Akure.

Meanwhile, the governing council of the Federal University of Technology Akure, has recalled the embattledVice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Adebiyi  Daramola.

Daramola was suspended with his counterpart at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof. Olusola Oyewole by the Ministry of Education in connection with their ongoing trial at the behest of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

But in a press statement issued by head of information and protocol unit of the university and signed by one Dr Modupe Ajayi, said that the Governing Council of the school has directed that Daramola be reinstated.

“The Governing Council at its Special Meeting held on Thursday, 18th May, 2017 discussed extensively, your suspension as the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, by the Federal Ministry of Education.

“Council noted that the suspension, by the Minister, took effect on Friday, 5th May, 2017, before the inauguration of the new Governing Council in Abuja on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.

“After extensive deliberations, the Governing Council decided that you should be reinstated to your position as the Vice-Chancellor of the University with immediate effect”.

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