UNICAL suspends female student for allegedly stealing iPhone

First female UNICAL VC Prof Florence Banku-Obi

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has suspended a female student of its law faculty for alleged theft.

A letter dated December 21, signed by the university’s registrar Gabriel Egbe and addressed to the student said the suspension came on the heels of a report received by the vice-chancellor Prof. Florence Banku-Obi on November 23 that the student allegedly sneaked into room 102 of the female hostel and took away an iPhone XS.

The letter further states that the said student eventually owned up to the offence after an initial denial and thereafter produced the phone from her residence in Calabar municipality.

“The Vice-Chancellor, according to the letter, expressed her displeasure with the act of illegality and has approved her suspension from studies to allow for full-scale investigation into the matter,” the letter read.

The letter further warned the suspended student to stay away from all academic activities with effect from the first semester of the 2022/2023 academic session.

The varsity also urged her to appear before the students’ disciplinary committee whenever she is invited to defend herself.

“The Dean of the Faculty of Law and other relevant authorities, according to the letter, are to ensure full compliance with this directive,” the letter read.