Rivers varsity suspends student leader for allegedly stealing from female hostel


The management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said one of its students, Johnson Leyira, had been suspended following his arrest for allegedly vandalising the school property and stealing.

This came barely 24-hours after another student, Chimara Prince, of the Department of Guidance and Counselling was arrested with a sack of Indian hemp on the campus and suspended.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, disclosed the latest incident involving Leyira from the Department of Political Science on his official Facebook page.

Ndimele said Leyira is the Director of Socials of the National Union of Rivers State Students in the institution, adding that the school security men handed him over to the police for further investigation.

The VC stated that the student was caught after he allegedly stole undisclosed items from a female hostel and lauded other students for apprehending him and preventing him from being attacked by a mob.

Ndimele stated, “The management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has suspended the following student from studies: Mr Johnson Leyira – UE/2017/POL SC/BSc ED4/0244 from the Political Science Department and the DoS of the NURSS.

“It was alleged that Mr Leyira vandalised school property and stole from the girls’ hostel at an unholy hour.

“Meanwhile, he has been handed over to the police for further interrogation. His case has also been referred to the Senate Disciplinary Committee to decide his fate with regard to his studentship here.

“Let me salute the courage of our gallant students, who apprehended him and who also prevented him from being mobbed.

“That is how it ought to be. Please do not kill them – these bad elements, who will not allow us to live in peace. Just hand them over to the security and allow justice to take its natural course. We assure you that we will not spare them if found guilty.”

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