Nigerian student accused of beating lecturer into coma

A student at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria has been detained by the police after accusations he beat up a female lecturer.

Police say the student had gone to see the supervisor over his final year project work when a disagreement ensued.

He allegedly attacked the lecturer who sustained a head injury and went into a coma.

The lecturer is being treated at an undisclosed hospital while the student is being held in police custody.

The university’s spokesman Kunle Akogun confirmed the incident in a statement shared with local media on Sunday.

He said the lecturer was recovering well.

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