A postgraduate student of the University of Lagos, Jimi Fatunbi, has been allegedly injured by two lecturers at the university campus.
He identified the lecturers as Dr.Babawale Taiwo and Dr. Israel Abiala, who lecture at the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics; and Arts and Social Sciences Education respectively.
The incident happened at the UNILAG’s Faculty of Education roundabout.
Fatunbi, studying for masters in English Language, is a resident of the Henry Carr Postgraduate Hall.
He explained that the incident, which started out as a conversation turned bloody when he alighted from his vehicle to complain about how one of the lecturers banged on the body of his car.He said, “I went to take my car from Elkanemi hall, where it was initially parked, to Henry Carr. While I was reversing at Elkanemi Park, I discovered that a vehicle was behind me and the occupants (lecturers) of the vehicle said I was obstructing them.
“Dr. Taiwo started banging on my car. I felt he wanted to damage my car and I stopped. I came down to ask him what was actually wrong.
“I felt that if I was indeed obstructing, since I was moving away, there was no need for the attack.
“He said I had committed an offence and he needed to deal with me, being a lecturer. So, before I knew it, his colleague, Abiala came down from the same car and started manhandling me. In the process, one of them stabbed me in the face.
“I was shouting until students came around. I eventually called my hall executives and I was taken to the university’s Medical Centre for treatment.”
He said the lecturers were interrogated by the university’s security officials after they were informed of the situation.
When our correspondent visited the university campus on Friday, security officials at the Alpha Base (the university’s security house) confirmed that the case had been reported.