The students of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, caught in a viral video which showed them brutalising a fellow student, have been identified and arrested.
The victim, identified as Bolu – a 100 level student of Level Ecotourism and Wildlife Management- was cornered in a room by four girls and a boy who descended on her with everything they could find: hands, whips and belts.
The bullies begin by aggressively ordering her to “kneel down”. They all held cables and mop sticks as they asked her to go on her knees.
At first, Bolu laughs and doesn’t obey them. Enraged, the only boy in their midst slaps her across the face multiple times, then begins to flog her all over with a cable. The lady holding a wooden mop stick then uses the stick on Bolu too.
Soon, others join in, all of them hitting Bolu at the same time as she asks, “What did I do?”
At some point, the women try to pull off Bolu’s shirt. One of the women carrying out the assault was referred to as “Bimpe” in the video.
The video of the assault lasted for about two minutes At the end of the video was a warning to 100 level students to watch their mouth.
According to online reports, one of the female bullies had an issue with Bolu and she reported to her school father. It was the boy who then led the assault on Bolu.
Bolu was severely injured in the attack and is receiving treatment.
The video has generated outrage.
The male student spotted leading the fight in the video has been identified as Obalola, a 300 Level student of Industrial Design. One of the female assaulters has been identified as Oluwadare Faith, a 200 Level student of Food Science Technology. The other has been identified as Bimpe, her department and level were not immediately available.
See their faces: