There was drama on Thursday at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), as the school’s Registrar, Dr. Modupe Ajayi, rained blows on Mr. Isaac Adams, the clerical officer in her office over a memo.
According to reports she bit Adams’ head during the brawl which happened around 9:30 am at the school’s senate building.
Trouble started when Dr. Ajayi was told that a memo was printed out on her office printer behind her back.
“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 explained.
However, another staff in the office, who is loyal to the Registrar informed her. This enraged Dr. Ajayi, and she stormed out of her office spewing insults at Mr. Adams and tried to forcefully retrieve the memo from him. Mr. Adams resisted the Registrar, who then decided to use physical assault to get it off him.
“Before we knew what was happening, the Registrar went berserk and bit Mr. Adams on the side of his head and repeatedly assaulted him,” the source narrated.
He also disclosed that the matter has been reported to the leadership of the institution’s chapter of NASU and to the acting Vice-Chancellor.
Another source also informed that the incident has been reported at the Okuta Elerin’la Police Station in Akure.